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Posted: 05 March 2011 04:55 AM   [ Ignore ]
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From New Scientist Magazine:

Want to see an illusion that will get your cogs turning? In the video above, you can see three versions of a new illusion by Sung Ho-Kim at Rutgers University, New Jersey, that trick your brain into thinking circular patterns that shift across a screen are actually spinning. Make sure you are close to the screen to see the full effect.

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Posted: 05 March 2011 09:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Nothing :(

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Posted: 05 March 2011 10:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Looked like a pure white screen to me.

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Posted: 05 March 2011 01:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Very nice illusion!

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Posted: 05 March 2011 03:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I’m with Sharruma.  I tried tracking the image and I tried keeping my eyes centered.  At no point did it even hint that it was spinning, and usually I see these things fairly well.

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Posted: 05 March 2011 07:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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If I track the center (or near-center) of the circle I get nothing. The illusion is stronger if I track the upper edge of the outer ring of lines.

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Posted: 05 March 2011 08:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Yeah it was spinning for me. Yay! smile

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Posted: 05 March 2011 11:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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It was kinda just random back and forth.  Some bits appeared to be “spinning” left to right, while others were going right to left, but I couldn’t get the whole image to go in the one direction.

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