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Offline Fast Eddie B

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Weird optical illusion involving faces
« on: June 23, 2019, 07:11:51 AM »
Not sure is this has come up before, but it popped up on my Twitter feed and is genuinely bizarre.

https://mobile.twitter.com/DannyDutch/status/1142068351855943683

I hope you don’t need to be a Twitter member to see it.

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Re: Weird optical illusion involving faces
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2019, 08:02:05 AM »
I dont really get it...
To me the faces look like charicatures? But that doesnt seem odd considering I am using my peripheral vision.
Am I not seeing something?

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Re: Weird optical illusion involving faces
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2019, 10:30:13 AM »
I dont really get it...
To me the faces look like charicatures? But that doesnt seem odd considering I am using my peripheral vision.
Am I not seeing something?

But when you shift your eyes to just look at the photos, they’re all just normal photos of celebrities - not caricatures.

I’ve not yet seen an explanation for the illusion. My guess is that when presented with multiple faces just out of one’s field of view, the brain enhances and amplifies outstanding traits - hence the caricature nature of the illusion.

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Re: Weird optical illusion involving faces
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2019, 10:41:59 AM »
I dont really get it...
To me the faces look like charicatures? But that doesnt seem odd considering I am using my peripheral vision.
Am I not seeing something?

But when you shift your eyes to just look at the photos, they’re all just normal photos of celebrities - not caricatures.

I’ve not yet seen an explanation for the illusion. My guess is that when presented with multiple faces just out of one’s field of view, the brain enhances and amplifies outstanding traits - hence the caricature nature of the illusion.
I get you now!
Its interesting for sure.

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Re: Weird optical illusion involving faces
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2019, 10:52:34 AM »
https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/858b/ea483a46bbe98ef97109076be490aab0d593.pdf?_ga=2.1515057.1618224187.1561301415-1298542131.1561301415


We describe a novel face distortion effect resulting from the fast-paced presentation of eye-aligned faces. When cycling through the faces on a computer screen, each face seems to become a caricature of itself and some faces appear highly deformed, even grotesque. The degree of distortion is greatest for faces that deviate from the others in the set on a particular dimension (eg if a person has a large forehead, it looks particularly large). This new method of image presentation, based on alignment and speed, could provide a useful tool for investigating contrastive distortion effects and face adaptation.


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Re: Weird optical illusion involving faces
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2019, 10:52:46 AM »
I hope you don’t need to be a Twitter member to see it.

Nope. Not a twitter member and I can see the video. Odd.
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Re: Weird optical illusion involving faces
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2019, 12:39:51 PM »
Very cool effect. Very pronounced. Can't miss it.  Your explanation makes a lot of sense.
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Re: Weird optical illusion involving faces
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2019, 06:28:38 PM »
That is super, super weird.  In fact, it makes me wonder if this is how caricature artists train themselves to "see" faces.

 

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