Things are not always what they seem

If your eyes follow the movement of the rotating pink dots, they will remain pink.

If you stare at the black ‘+ ‘ in the center, however, the moving dots begin to turn green. . .

Now, concentrate on the black ‘ + ‘ in the center of the picture. In a few moments, all of the pink dots will slowly disappear, and you will only see only a single rotating dot that is green.

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+65 1. Baboon commented 13 years ago

Brain failure :x
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+35 2. BrianDilori commented 13 years ago

Finally an optical illusion that actually works!!!
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+22 3. kaleemyork commented 13 years ago

what a awesome video ,,,, nice :O
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+28 4. abzsid commented 13 years ago

Did anyone else rewind the video to check if the dot actually got green?
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+5 5. RandurSource commented 13 years ago

The pink ones really were gone for a while for me
#4 I had to rewind to check if the pink ones were actually there or not

#2 this is a still image that works too:
I have one printed on paper and it still rotates
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+2 6. huldu commented 13 years ago

Oh.. i need to look at it again. My eyes focused on the glitch on the purple dot in the left upper corner.
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+1 7. Nightcamo commented 13 years ago should try this when you're drunk (like me at the moment).
Now I feel really dizzy. :S
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+2 8. sux2bu commented 13 years ago

All I saw was a picture of Elvis. O:)
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+6 9. Sizzlik (admin) commented 13 years ago

hehe..try another thing..dont play the video..look at the image for some seconds..then look to the right at the white space..maybe its just me..but i see a ring of green dots for a second..even if you look at the image without moving your eyes the dots disapear
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+3 10. blue_alien commented 13 years ago

That's because every part of the vision field has its functions. The center is best for details and colors, but the outer parts detect better the movement around us. This also explains why a PC monitor that works on 60Hz or less looks normal when we are focused on it and flickers when we look away.
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+2 11. gringo commented 13 years ago

Damn video, now I see green dots everywhere! How do I undo this, fuck, I close my eyes and they are still there, dammit :(
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+2 12. cretia commented 13 years ago

I have this problem when i encounter good looking woman all i see is her
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+3 13. Thanny commented 13 years ago

The green dot is a phantom, not an actual dot in the video. It appears where the pink dot disappears, leaving just the grey background. This is easy to verify by pausing the video and watching as the green "dot" quickly fades away, leaving the empty grey background. It has something to do with the green being the pink's complement, though whether the illusion is more in the retina or the brain, I don't know.

Why do they disappear after a while? I don't know, but it's pretty damn cool.
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+1 14. vanova commented 13 years ago

Brain didn't fail! colors don't exist and colors don't shift like that in the nature, so brain gave just a little bit of its RAM to process this useless stuff
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+1 15. saad commented 13 years ago

awesome this video! :D
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0 16. Cvejic commented 13 years ago

This is not optical illusion. This is brain failure. :)
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0 17. CrazyEddie commented 12 years ago

I thought they meant my eyes would stay pink