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Insane optical illusion

This blows my mind.  I actually squealed.  Audibly.

Simply stare at the black dot in the centre of the image and note what you see. 

Scroll down to the bottom of this post after you’ve watched.

So if you were like me, you said “big hairy deal, the picture changed colour mid-way.”  The thing is, the picture DID change colour, but not the way you THINK you saw it…the second image was in fact in grayscale/black and white.  Your brain inserted the blue sky, tan-coloured castle and green grass.  It didn’t exist.  Watch again, and try blinking after the colour change happens.  Wild.

4 responses to “Insane optical illusion

  1. Ted C. MacRae December 27, 2009 at 4:01 PM

    You’re right, that was way cool. I had to show this to my wife and kids – the wife like it, the kids yawned (ability to focus, I guess :))

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