Archive for 04/01/2011 - 05/01/2011
How objects and colors appear is highly dependent on their context. The structural and spatial variables of a scene can influence appearance and perception. The following optical illusion demonstrates how we are sometimes fooled by our eyes
stare intently at the red dot in the center of the left block for about a couple of minutes.
Once you've done this, look over to the center of the right block. It should act weird - by fading out and 'flickering'. If you move your head closer and further from the monitor (while focussing in the center), you should see some interesting interference effects too.
This is a pretty neat optical illusion. You keep getting deeper and deeper into. When staring into the middle it appears as though the black hole is getting larger and larger, or that you are falling into it.