Monday, November 16, 2009

Let's mindfuck ourselves on a bluesy Monday.

I copied this from an email, sent by my brother-from-another-father-and-mother, Shahril Yaakob a.k.a Bala. I fell proud and honored, obviously because I was the one who bestowed him with that name.

So, back to the mindfucking session. I'm kinda lazy to write anything today, since last night I was so busy fixing my weekend. So today this email I got, kinda triggered my mood. So I think I should share it with you lads.


If you’ve ever felt like you go a little cross-eyed after taking a peek at an optical illusion, then you know they can be a pretty intense phenomenon. What your eyes perceive when looking at one of these images is actually a visual illusion; you see the image as something different than what it is because the different cells and receptors in your eyes distinguish images and colors at dissimilar speeds. The eye can only receive a limited amount of visual stimuli, but as your brain constantly processes the visual information, it gives you the illusion of continuous sight. Whether it’s an optical, physiological or cognitive illusion, the design plays a trick on your eyes (and mind). Check out some of interesting illusions below—but beware, you may not be able to absorb them all in one sitting.

Flowing Leaves

The brown leaf shapes against a green background make this look as if the entire group is flowing—making waves if you focus on the picture as a whole. Photo from Flickr

Pulsing Vortex

If you stare at this one long enough you’ll notice a fast and pulsing multicolored vortex. Photo from Flickr


The blue almond-shaped objects look as if they’re all passing over three separate columns. Photo from Flickr


Although this image is comprised of simple purple and green squares outlined in black, it looks like it is bulging out in the center. Photo from Flickr


A collection of black, blue, green and white shapes appears to be five different kaleidoscope-type figures—each swirling toward their centers. Photo from Flickr


The black and white circular lines make this illusion seem as if there are various depths in the image, creating different entryways and tunnels. Photo courtesy of Paco Calvino


If you stare at the center of the image, it looks as if the outer rings are rotating in alternating directions—an effect meant to mesmerize the viewer. Photo courtesy of Todd A. Carpenter


These bright purple and green star-like shapes appear to be moving, which can be a little nauseating if you stare at it for too long. Photo courtesy of Angie Armstrong


It's like squeezing lemons in your mouth, isn't it?

But if you try to look at different angles or try-out with different techniques (try and error kinda shit) you can stop the movements or the illusions that you're experiencing. Seriously, you can. Or am I the only genius here?

Oh, another thing, these images are in JPEGs, not GIFs or any animated files. To learn more about how your brain can fuck-up your eyes, go HERE. <-- THERE, not HERE nor HERE.

Dem yuh!

P/s- I had to create a new label for this entry.

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