Jump to content

can anyone explain this illusion:

Guest MDP

Recommended Posts


can anyone explain how the fuck this works to me, im confused as fuck... and if you dont believe its true, save it for yourself, and try copying n pasting square b and moving it next to a:up:


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest DustyDeviada

Must be something to do with the shadow, making the block darker but with the even darker blocks next to it giving the perception that it is in fact lighter.

Or something.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

yeah its all to do with context.

block a is in a highlighted area where all the blocks are lighter, and its surrounded by light blocks making it look darker to your brain. Where as block b is in shadow making all the blocks darker, and its surrounded by dark blocks fooling you brain into thinking its lighter.

Also the colour of text used on them both makes them look even lighter/darker.

Basically they confuse your brain so it cant see the colours the way they are, their surroundings make them look like they dont match.

There's one of these in BBC Focus magazine every month where is explains how they work in your brain, very intresting.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

it's like 50 m.p.h feels a lot faster when you accelerate UP to it' date=' rather than decelerate DOWN to it.

Isn't it?[/quote']either way, if you stick your hand out a car window in a neutral wind while going at 50mpg, cup your hand and the pressure of air going against your palm and through your fingers.....feels like a boob.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...