Can you trust your eyes?

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+15 1. dushan commented 9 years ago

just another brain failure, as neil degrasse tyson would say :)
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+6 2. boom commented 9 years ago

#2 neil degrasse tyson is like a pope to atheists
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+1 3. Rexxae commented 9 years ago

#3 And 'jesus' would be Darwin?
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+8 4. smi commented 9 years ago

#1 I would argue not failure but brilliant solution. :)
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+15 5. banzemanga commented 9 years ago

Yes, i can still trust my eyes but i can't trust my brain. Which means, can i trust what i trust? :x
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+6 6. Thanny commented 9 years ago

There's an element of deception to illusions like these. The shadowed grid one, for example, is misleading. They refer to "removing the shadow", but do nothing of the sort. They leave the box itself untouched, when in reality the removal of the shadow would mean making the box lighter.

Our brains try to figure out what objects actually look like, so they can be recognize under a wide variety of lighting conditions. They are not trying to make accurate photon counts. Perceiving the box in shadow as lighter is correct. You can't just chop a piece of the real world out of a real shadow and have it remain the same color. The brain isn't failing at all.
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+9 7. Gondy10 commented 9 years ago

Can we trust our eyes? Hell no..
I went to Thailand before and saw a beautiful woman, but I was wrong.. :'(
(you know what i mean if you watched "Hang Over 2";) >:)
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0 8. huldu commented 9 years ago

#7 I'm sure it worked out great anyways.
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-1 9. herial commented 9 years ago

..i think there is something with eyes adjustments.
turn of the light and eventualy you will see objects in the dark. take a no flash photo, all you can see is black!