Crazy Illusion

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The green and blue stripes in this image are actually the same color. Open it in Paint and check.


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    The Matrix: Rebooted
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    I just checked in GIMP and they are not the same color. Have I just been trolled?

    borked
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    They’re damn close. Try sampling in the center of the widest spots. I took samples (Firefox Colorzilla add-on) on the bottom of the picture,
    R:0 G:255 B:150.

    Actually, check this for proof:
    yfrog.com/baillusionproofj

    bejamus
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    They are the same color. I screwed around with it a ton, and if they’re not exactly the same in all places, they’re close enough that it shouldn’t matter.

    natedog
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    it’s the orange and violet lines that fuck with you

    nyoki
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    Boggles the mind. It hurts just to look at it.

    NoOneInParticular
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    Maybe most people have bad eyesight, but both look green to me. Perhaps not quite the same shade of green, but it’s CLEARLY not blue. Don’t see how anyone could mistake it for blue.

    driver01z
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    They definitely look different to me…

    Andre666
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    I’ve checked on corel draw. They are the same colour. Now excuse me, i need to mop my brains of the floor

    WistfulD
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    It is because your brain seeks contrast over accuracy. Thus, it each optic neuron samples the experience of the neurons right next to it, and alters its’ output so that the contrast is highlighted. Another experiment you can do is draw a series of black boxes set in continuous lines of white (so like a city map where the blocks are black and the streets that surround them are white) If you stare at the intersections long enough, you will begin to see darkening in the intersection, because the light-dark sensing optic neurons (rods or cones? neuroscience was a long… Read more »

    7footJesus
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    Yes. That vision chapter of my Psych of Perception class was rather trying, but pretty damned interesting. My friend sent me a link explaining this image a few days ago: blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2009/06/24/the-blue-and-the-green/

    vincent.ex2
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    Just zoom in and you’ll see…

    driver01z
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    This is unpossible…

    lhamilt2
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    there are blue and green stripes?!?!



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