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Old 05-17-2010, 02:56 AM
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Thatcher Effect

The Thatcher effect or Thatcher illusion is a phenomenon where it becomes difficult to detect local feature changes in an upside down face, despite identical changes being obvious in an upright face. It is named after British former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on whose photograph the effect has been most famously demonstrated.
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So what does it mean if the effect is very obvious to a viewer?
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Old 05-18-2010, 04:54 AM
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The mystery of the Thatcher effect--solved?

In psychology, however, it refers to the ghastly impression that can be caused by inverting the eyes and mouth in a photographic portrait. It was first discussed in a very brief article published in Perception, in 1980, by Peter Thompson, a psychologist at the University of York.

Thompson was exploring the related questions of 1) why it is so hard to recognize an inverted face and 2) how much information is conveyed by the eyes and mouth alone. Given the importance of eyes and mouths as signifiers of identity, one hypothesis was that if you inverted a face but kept the eyes and mouth right-side-up, the face would be easier to identify.

But in the latest issue of Psychological Science, three researchers from the University of Western Australia conclude that the "grotesque effect" has largely to do with "inconsistent lighting cues." It is not the inverted eyes and mouths per se that cause the illusion but the fact that while most of the face is lit from one direction, the eyes and mouth are lit from another.

Once that lighting anomaly is eliminated (through simple photo-editing), the "mean bizarreness rating" of the Thatcherized faces drops down into the normal range. Yes, they asked research subjects to use such a scale.


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Old 06-07-2010, 02:05 PM
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A three dimensional illusion using solid objects

Here's a 3 dimensional illusion which was chosen as best illusion of 2010. Balls inserted at the end of troughs appear to roll uphill to the center of the device. The illusion is due to the angle of viewing, which at first causes the center to appear as the highest point, but when the device is rotated we can see this is clearly not so.

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Old 06-22-2010, 11:30 PM
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lol that is wickedly awesome. fooled me.
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Old 06-23-2010, 12:16 AM
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It really does drive home the importance of not taking just one perspective as the truth - as factual as the very first observations may be (fact: all the balls roll to the center by some force), the truth regarding why and how are often obscured by lack of knowledge and a haste to make conclusions without all the evidence.

I've seen this demonstration before, but thanks Rick for helping us review it again
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I love all these things! Thanks for posting!

The dancer I saw long time ago and it is a good one to practice balancing
left and right by deliberately making the shift from one holding to the other
holding and repeat.

BTW, that MONEY one had me laughing so hard my stomach hurt!

Here is a pretty cool one... it is COMPLETELY STILL! It is one of the most
"moving" ones I've seen...

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Old 07-17-2010, 05:13 AM
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There are many reasons why a person would play mind games. One reason is to see how another person feels about them, yet they have no intention of exposing their own feelings.

All mind games are a way to stay safe, get information, and not risk vulnerability. Some play mind games out of immaturity or meanness, not realizing or caring that they are hurting someone.
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Old 10-30-2010, 05:58 AM
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This is the coolest blind spot optical ive ever seen.

Put your hand over your left eye and watch the small stationary cross. The large moving object will dissappear when it goes into your blind spot.

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Old 10-30-2010, 06:25 AM
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This is the coolest blind spot optical ive ever seen.

Put your hand over your left eye and watch the small stationary cross. The large moving object will dissappear when it goes into your blind spot.

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Wow, now that is very interesting - I have no blind spot

I tried various distances, closing my eye, covering my eye, turning my head a bit left and right, strafing left and right at different positions and nothing, no disappearing

I wonder if this has anything to do with why I cannot see the Lambright effect
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Old 11-02-2010, 01:17 AM
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There are many reasons why a person would play mind games. One reason is to see how another person feels about them, yet they have no intention of exposing their own feelings.

All mind games are a way to stay safe, get information, and not risk vulnerability. Some play mind games out of immaturity or meanness, not realizing or caring that they are hurting someone.

None of those reasons apply to this thread. If you view the posts, you will see that we are just offering some very unusal visual illusions for the purposes of both entertainment and enlightenment. You will probably find the other kind of mind games, that you speak of, at a different forum site.

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Old 11-02-2010, 05:43 AM
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None of those reasons apply to this thread. If you view the posts, you will see that we are just offering some very unusal visual illusions for the purposes of both entertainment and enlightenment. You will probably find the other kind of mind games, that you speak of, at a different forum site.

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Or . . . you may just be saying that mess with our minds

Where is our mind?

It is all about mind over matter. It doesn't matter so never mind.

Here is a stereoscopic for you to have fun with - if you get it just right there will be 3D looking triangle nose made of .

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Old 11-09-2010, 02:28 AM
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So what does it mean if the effect is very obvious to a viewer?
It means that you are more observant and analytical than a great many other viewers who simply accept an image at face value. (pun intended)
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Old 11-19-2010, 07:38 PM
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Look at the spinning woman and if she is turning right the right side of your brain is working. If she is turning left the left side of your brain is working.



Most people see the figure spinning in just one direction. If she turns both ways for you then you have a 160 or better IQ. You can make her turn the other way, or alternately turn back and forth, by looking at the top right or bottom left of the pic.
I tried pranayama on this today and it worked!

She was turning right for me...so I closed my right nostril, breathing through left side nose activates the left side of brain. My breath had been coming out strongly thru right nostril. It worked, she switched direction immediately!

Point of alt nostril breathing (pranayama) is to get air coming out of both nostrils equally...then both sides of brain are balanced and your Adipatti (crown) chakra opens up wide...letting in all that prana...in prep for meditation,spiritual work.

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Haha! Truthfully, I can see it turn both ways, from right to left.

Interesting stuff.
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Old 11-20-2010, 01:39 AM
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I can cause her to switch directions at will, even while holding my breath
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Throw in a pink tutu, a blonde wig, runny eye shadow & you have a ballet dancer or Courtney Love? Haha!
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Old 11-20-2010, 04:20 PM
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The surest method to visualize rotational direction change is to focus on the outstretched foot, rather than the whole body, while viewing at a range that requires the eyes to move from side to side somewhat in order to do this. Give it a try.


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Old 11-20-2010, 05:10 PM
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The twenty dollar illusion

Here's a unique and astonishing illusion created by folding a US twenty dollar Federal Reserve note (otherwise known as a twenty dollar bill) as shown below.

First, take a twenty dollar note and fold it as shown:

Next, fold like this:


Continue by folding the right wing under to form a V at the bottom, and you end up with this:

Notice how the area within the red circle appears eerily similar to the photograph at right of the 911 Pentagon fire.

Now turn the folded note around to the opposite side, and what you see is even more astonishing:

Really strange, isn't it?
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The left brain/rightbrain color test

Try this: http://www.humorsphere.com/fun/8787/colortest.swf
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Unfortunately that test is badly skewed and easily beat by simply choosing the opposite button than the 'word' listed.

100% less than 2 seconds each screen.
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Unfortunately that test is badly skewed and easily beat by simply choosing the opposite button than the 'word' listed.

100% less than 2 seconds each screen.
Yes, most people will mess up on it the first time they try, but can usually get to 100% the second time around, even without using the cheat that you mention. It's funny how the color green is perceived by one side of the brain, while the word green is related to the other side.
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Watch out for potholes!

It's been a while since I added something new to this thread,
so decided to share something just sent to me today.

This photo was taken somewhere in Canada, and shows what
looks to be the after effects of a harsh winter causing large potholes
in the surface of a road. I know that I would surely slow down upon
seeing these lying ahead, and would also try to straddle them when
passing by. Who wouldn't?




That's quite a crater there! That could likely cause a lot of damage to tires,
suspension, muffler, and any other undercarriage elements.


In actuality, Canadian authorities have purposely left these potholes
in the road surface as deterrents to speeders, and it appears to be a very
effective method. It is easier, and far less expensive, than adding signs,
warning lights, or hiring and training police officers to use state of the art
speed detection equipment.



The photo below shows just how easy this method is to implement.



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The surest method to visualize rotational direction change is to focus on the outstretched foot, rather than the whole body, while viewing at a range that requires the eyes to move from side to side somewhat in order to do this. Give it a try.


I may stand corrected, yet I think the change in direction has more to do with the dominate eye, rather than IQ. Although being fully ambidextrous and able to switch visual dominance and low IQ of 10, I can not only shift direction at will but spin in both simultaneously, cute example this was.
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More info to help better understand the spinning girl effect

More info to help better understand the spinning girl effect.

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NeuroLogica Blog » Left Brain – Right brain and the Spinning Girl

Take a look at the spinning girl below. Do you see it spinning clockwise or counter-clockwise? I see it spinning counter-clockwise, and I had a hard time getting it to switch direction. Give it a try.

These kinds of optical illusions are always fun. What they reveal is how our brain processes visual information in order to create a visual model of the world. The visual system evolved to make certain assumptions that are almost always right (like, if something is smaller is it likely farther away). But these assumptions can be exploited to created a false visual construction, or an optical illusion.

The spinning girl is a form of the more general spinning silhouette illusion. The image is not objectively “spinning” in one direction or the other. It is a two-dimensional image that is simply shifting back and forth. But our brains did not evolve to interpret two-dimensional representations of the world but the actual three-dimensional world. So our visual processing assumes we are looking at a 3-D image and is uses clues to interpret it as such. Or, without adequate clues it may just arbitrarily decide a best fit – spinning clockwise or counterclockwise. And once this fit is chosen, the illusion is complete – we see a 3-D spinning image.

By looking around the image, focusing on the shadow or some other part, you may force your visual system to reconstruct the image and it may choose the opposite direction, and suddenly the image will spin in the opposite direction.



This news article, like many others, ignores the true source of this optical illusion and instead claims it is a quick test to see if you use more of your right brain or left brain. This is utter nonsense, but the “right-brain/left brain” thing is in the public consciousness and won’t be going away anytime soon. Sure, we have two hemispheres that operate fine independently and have different abilities, but they are massively interconnected and work together as a seamless whole (providing you have never had surgery to cut your corpus callosum).

We also do have hemispheric dominance, but that determines mostly your handedness and the probability of language being on the right or the left. There is also often asymmetry for memory, with some being right or left hemisphere dominant. But none of this means that your personality or abilities are more right brain or left brain. That much is nonsense.

Further, how your visual cortex constructs this optical illusion says nothing about your hemispheric dominance, and is absolutely not a quick personality profile.
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In actuality, Canadian authorities have purposely left these potholes
in the road surface as deterrents to speeders, and it appears to be a very
effective method. It is easier, and far less expensive, than adding signs,
warning lights, or hiring and training police officers to use state of the art
speed detection equipment.



The photo below shows just how easy this method is to implement.



I love these illusion things but they play hell with my work as an internet copywriter. I am going to save them till I have a coffe break. This one above is really interesting - you should try reading "The economic Naturalist" by Robert H. Frank. All about why products are designed in a certain way just to save money. For an economics book its really funny!
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Most people see the figure spinning in just one direction.
In my world, this woman swings both ways.
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In my world, this woman swings both ways.
Yes, and with some practice you can change the direction at will.
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