Saturday, January 19, 2008

What You Think You Saw You Did Not See

I dunno if some of you have seen this thing floating around cyberspace but it's pretty trippy.

If your brain works normally , which automatically rules a few of you out, this is really pretty neat.

This is an example of an optical illusion.

If your eyes follow the movement of the rotating dot, the dots will remain all one color, pink.
(Ok, for some reason this is not working in the blog so you need to right click the picture then open in new window, then follow these directions.)


However, if you stare at the black "+" in the center, the moving dot turns green.

Now, concentrate only on the black "+" in the center of the
picture. After a short period, all the pink dots will slowly disappear, and you will see only a single green dot rotating.

It's amazing how our brain works...or doesn't...as the case may be... There really is no green dot, and the pink ones really don't disappear. This should be proof enough that we don't always see what we think we see.

Brain Joke of the Day:

Female Brain
Woman's Brain

A man went to the doctor's because he suffered from terrible headaches.
The doctor gave him a full exam and shook his head.
"I'm sorry," the doctor said, " You have an inoperable brain tumour and will need to have a brain transplant immediately. I can operate on you today but you'll need to pick out a brain."
The man followed the doctor into another room to pick out his brain.
"Okay," the doctor said, "the men's brains are over here and cost $100,000. Or you could get a woman's brain, over there, those cost $30,000. Pick which ever one you want."
The man could not help but ask, "Why such a difference in price between the male and the female brain?" "Well," the doctor replied, "you have to take into account that the female brain is used."

Male Brain
Man's Brain

oh yeah...100 points for anyone who can tell me where I got the inspiration for my title.

5 comments:

majicmarc said...

If it has ANYTHING to do with this weekend...I'll just leave it at that.

Also, don't know why they weren't loading for me, but if you can't see the "dots" thing, go here to see it: http://www.shawnhogan.com/2005/10/pink-to-green-dot-illusion.html

majicmarc said...

unless you're talking about the green dot(s) that's really not there to begin with...

Bryan said...

Oops...Sorry about that, Ok I think I have fixed it now. For some reason it won't play in the blog though, so you have to click on it to get it to work. I dunno...it was doin just fine and dandy yesterday.

bradinthesand said...

well, you were a green dot i saw walking around garapan while running the half-marathon. i'll leave it at that...

Saipan Kat said...

Oh. Oh. Pick me pick me!
Saturday @ 5:30 in the morning, I was running my first 10K race when I saw a familiar face walking around the streets of Garapan...
Was that the inspiration? Do I get 100 points?!