July 28, 2003

Spinning Disks

Jim C, among others, sent me a link to this image. It's an optical illusion, and it's pretty compelling. I printed it out and it still works on paper, though not as well as on the screen (I thnk that's because the printed page only had 3 disks going across.

What you should see is a bunch of disks. Stare at one and the others move.

Posted by James at July 28, 2003 12:37 PM
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Wild.

Posted by: Mike at July 28, 2003 2:51 PM

So that's why I didn't see the illusion - I wasn't concentrating on just one disk.

Posted by: julie at July 29, 2003 12:48 PM

Cool and creepy at the same time!!

By zoning out, I managed to see NO disks moving.

I have strange eyesight sometimes. For instance, sometimes when I zone out, one eye focuses on what I'm reading, but the other is totally unfocused. Last time I was in to see the optometrist, he expressed interest in which eye it is, but I'd have to do it to see, and unless I'm kind of tired, it doesn't "work."

Posted by: Patti M. at July 29, 2003 12:57 PM

I found that when I looked at one disk the others would appear to rotate slightly and then stop, and not move again until I moved my eyes.

Posted by: Chuck S. at July 30, 2003 12:17 PM

I found that when I looked at one disk the others would appear to rotate slightly and then stop, and not move again until I moved my eyes.

Posted by: Chuck S. at July 30, 2003 12:17 PM

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