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Monome optical illusion

Postby BJG145 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:12 pm

I was looking at this picture of a Monome, and if you let your eyes wander over it there seemed to be faint circles at the intersection of the square buttons...but when I looked closer at one, they disappear. Can anyone else see this, or am I imagining it...?

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I try Googling it and came up with this "Coffer" illusion, where you see circles instead of squares if you stare at it for a minute.

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Re: Monome optical illusion

Postby blinddrew » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:56 pm

Yep, the dots-in-a-square grid is fairly common one, I get it from the chair backs at the pub. :)
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Re: Monome optical illusion

Postby Wonks » Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:03 pm

blinddrew wrote:...at the pub. :)

Enough said. ;)
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Re: Monome optical illusion

Postby blinddrew » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:13 am

Hoist by mine own petard.
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Re: Monome optical illusion

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:35 am

Yes, tiz a common illusion... but if the eyes/brain are that easily tricked just think how unreliable our ears can be... :-)
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Re: Monome optical illusion

Postby Wonks » Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:27 pm

Whilst the video linked doesn't explaining the optical illusion above, and is about why 4k TV doesn't really make much sense except for huge screens, it does cover a lot on how the eye works and how little you actually see is in real focus. I stumbled upon it yesterday and found it very interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxNBiAV4UnM
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Re: Monome optical illusion

Postby blinddrew » Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:43 pm

Cheers Wonks, interesting watch.
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