Friday Fun: Magic Eyes

Mirek Community Champion May 17, 2018

For this week Friday Fun I propose a real fun.. some magic visual tricks, eyes and brain training :) I hope you enjoy it!

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When I was young I really enjoyed brain tricks and playing with optical illusion. Some of them are really cool and mind blowing.

I am wondering if any of you tried to understand how your brain works or have your favorite illusions. If so please share them with everyone in the comment below!

I have couple of them to get you going. Lets start with a easy one..

What you see on this image? :)

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or this ..

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OK, that was easy.. ;) .. Lets try another one.

How many legs do I have? ;)

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Five? Six? :)  Still easy? :) .. Try then to count black dots.. Are there any? :P

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OK, that was only warm you up. There are many that I can share with you but lastly as a final I am wondering how many of you would recognize what is hidden on this specific picture.

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To give you a tip how to "read" this image you need to hold the picture against your nose and focus on the background of the picture. Do not move your eyes and try not to blink. This will look blurry as you are "diverging" your eyes. Slowly pull the picture away from your face while staring into the background. Once the image pops out in 3D, you can look around the picture and enjoy. If you will see if you are a true illusion master! :)

You did it? :) Wow! Awesome! As a bonus you are now ready to face famous Akinator. Will you beat him or he will be able to guess about who you are thinking at the moment? :)

http://en.akinator.com/

Please share your result and other brain and optical illusions if you have any favorite.

28 comments

Alexey Matveev Community Champion May 17, 2018

@Mirek It is too difficult for me :)

Mirek Community Champion May 17, 2018

Do not give up! :) You can do it! :)

@MirekI see nothing!!!!!

Alexey Matveev Community Champion May 17, 2018

No, I can not see anything on the last one. No matter how hard I try :)

Alexey Matveev Community Champion May 17, 2018

Here is another one. What colour is the dress)

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IT IS BLUE AND BLACK, PEOPLE, AND THERE IS NO OTHER ANSWER.

<LOCKS THREAD>

Alexey Matveev Community Champion May 17, 2018

hahahahaha

Leslie Lee Atlassian Team May 17, 2018

It's white and gold!

@Leslie Lee how could you!?!?!?!?!

It is a really terrible photo!

Thomas Schlegel Community Champion May 18, 2018

... huh, don't understand that. It's a bad photo of a dress, is there anything else I can't see? 

Alexey Matveev Community Champion May 18, 2018

The problem is about colours.

Some people can see white and gold and some can see blue and black:) I can see white and gold.

Thomas Schlegel Community Champion May 18, 2018

ah, I also see white and gold

Mahesh S Community Champion May 18, 2018

Thats interesting! :)

Susan Hauth Community Champion May 18, 2018

white and gold for sure

The dress is blue and black.  What we perceive varies though, and the background lighting, both in the picture and around you can skew it one way or the other.

I initially saw it as blue and black, but the next time I saw it, on a different device with totally different lighting conditions, it had swapped, and I usually see it as gold and white (although the white does seem tinged blue).

One of the more interesting things I read about it was that night-owls (like me) are more likely to see blue and black than morning people.

I wish just once I could see the white and gold! I can't though. Because the dress is blue and black....

Mirek Community Champion May 18, 2018

For me too :)

WHOA WHOA WHOA.

I have always seen this as White and Gold!!!!

THAT IS VERY BLUE.

Kevin Davis Atlassian Team Jun 08, 2018

Who's wearing the dress: Yanni or Laurel?

 I usually see pale blue and gold....I know....I'm weird....

Meg Holbrook Community Champion May 17, 2018

@Mirek - I didn't think I still had the ability to see the magic picture, but then I did it and had this giddy moment of being a kid again. 

Another trick I use besides what you said to hold up to your nose is cross your eyes slightly and then let them go without focusing too much.

I swear it sounds complicated until you just 'get it'.

I love this Friday fun post!!

Meg Holbrook Community Champion May 17, 2018

The akinator beat me! Bow to our robot overlords. 

This is how I do it too -- the cross eye thing. And I can see it! And it's so coool!

Mirek Community Champion May 17, 2018

Glad that you like it :) .. it took some time to create it but I think the result is awesome :)

Thomas Schlegel Community Champion May 17, 2018

Yes, it is awesome, @Mirek. I recognized the sign, but not the text. But I have a feeling about it...

carolyn french Community Champion May 17, 2018

@Mirek how did you create the 3D magic eye?? So cool! reminds me of my childhood where I had entire books full of these.

Susan Hauth Community Champion May 18, 2018

The black dots really threw me!!

oh Wow!  That last one is sooo coool!  Been a long time since I have looked at those, took a bit to get it to come in focus, especially on a monitor!

These are some excellent illustrations of just how weird a human's perception systems can be. 

I'm quite fond of the the maid/crone one, because it has a very unusual effect on some people - we see both at the same time.  I think it's weird because the more geometrical ones like the Necker cube don't do it.  I see the cube one way or the other, but maid/crone is immediately both.

Woah. I was like "oh, there's a maid/crone one?" I could only see it as a maid before. Then scrolled up and totally saw the crone!

Mirek Community Champion May 17, 2018

Gotcha! :) .. Not anyone see both at first look ;)

Now I can't see the crone anymore! I also can't un-see the faces in the one below it. 

Micky Caritte Community Champion May 17, 2018

Great one! I had a recent chat with friends about that, so knew most of it but still had a few new ones! Really enjoy those!

Cheers

Mirek Community Champion May 17, 2018

Share with us your favorite please :)

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Here is the spinning dancer. Is she spinning clockwise, or counterclockwise?

Alexey Matveev Community Champion May 17, 2018

clockwise :)

For me too. Now the question is -- can you get her to spin the other way? :)

Alexey Matveev Community Champion May 17, 2018

Nope :) Still clockwise

(If not, the Wikipedia page can help.)

Usually can get her to alternate but it is not working today, she is stuck moving anti-clockwise. I blame it on hurting my eyes and brain trying to see that damn Magic Eye. Their magic still eludes me after all these years.

Thomas Schlegel Community Champion May 17, 2018

This is crazy, she suddenly changed the direction...

I felt better now that I have seen her move both directions today but I can't seem to control it. Grrr!

carolyn french Community Champion May 17, 2018

My brain only wants her to go counterclockwise, can't get her to go in the other direction....ahh

Thomas Schlegel Community Champion May 18, 2018

@carolyn french - The switch happens for me at the moment, the hair isn't visible for a moment. 

carolyn french Community Champion May 18, 2018

That helped- now I see the other direction!

 can get her to switch, clockwise to counter clockwise pretty easily, getting her to switch back take some effort though

Woohoo! I defeated the Akinator.

I didn't. Elizabeth Bennet was too obvious!

Mirek Community Champion May 18, 2018

Try with someone else again ;)

Alkinator beat me again!

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OK check out another illusion ... What you think about this? :)

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Oooh - I like that one.

Sebastien Jacques Community Champion Jun 13, 2018

This is art! Very nice!

trippy! but very very cool!

Danny Harris Community Champion Jul 05, 2018

Wow! now that is cool

Omar Herrera Community Champion May 17, 2018

Excellent post @Mirek it was so crazy and hard for me thanks for share.

Alana Fernando Community Champion May 18, 2018

wow! good one @Mirek.

first one is one of my favorites 

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and hay, can anyone guess what else is there in below picture?

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Thomas Schlegel Community Champion May 18, 2018

A tiny hint please? I only see a cat. And I think, this isn't what I should see. 

Alana Fernando Community Champion May 18, 2018

 

@Thomas Schlegel No wonder you can't see any thing else there. it's just a regular cat. heee heeeeeeeeee 😄

OK if you like animals... :)

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I also only see the cat! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Mirek Community Champion May 18, 2018

Maybe it is going in other direction? ;)

Maybe it's Schroedinger's cat?  There and not there at the same time?

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"ALEAVDE" 😆

Alana Fernando Community Champion May 18, 2018

You guysssss... I was just  kidding. There is nothing else in that picture. -_- 

@Mirek no it's going in one direction :D 

@Nic Brough [Adaptavist] exactly Schroedinger's cat :D

 

Oh it's funny you all tried finding something else there... 

Alana Fernando Community Champion May 18, 2018

@Mirek is it a rabiduck?

Mirek Community Champion May 18, 2018

yeah, correct! :)

@Alana Fernando you totally got me with the cat. I was like "I think it's a cat... but also... a hat?" 🤣

That one always messes with me, I see both the Duck and the Rabbit at the same time....

I hate pictures like the last one because they don't work for me. Has always been a big disappointment as a kid when everyone else was looking at cool stuff :D But your post is very nice Mirek!

Mirek Community Champion May 18, 2018

You need to relax, try one of the hints how to see the picture and you would definitely achieve it! :)

My little sister can only see them when she's had a bit to drink!

@Mirek It has to do with my eyesight/stereo vision, so hard to fix :)

Fadoua Boualem Community Champion May 18, 2018

@MirekI am unable to see what's on the last picture for real

Mirek Community Champion May 18, 2018

Not everyone see this for the first time, but I hope you can finally do it :)

I can't believe nobody has jumped in with Yanny or Laurel yet. 

Alana Fernando Community Champion May 18, 2018

It says "Laurel///////"

I'm on team "I don't actually hear Yanny or Laurel". It literally sounds like someone is talking with their mouth full to me and I can't hear either.

I still don't know what's in that last image. All I have succeeded in is giving myself a headache.

Mirek Community Champion May 18, 2018

@Heth SiemerYou need to find the best technique for you. I do not say that it is easy if someone is facing that kind of images for the first time. I hope you will finally see what is hidden.

I think because I have issues telling the difference between similar colors, it's not really going to work. This wouldn't be the first optical illusion like this that I can't see.

Hmmmm....

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Mirek Community Champion May 18, 2018

More than a GIF than Image ;)

When I have too much coffee, illusions (or non-illusions) like these make me so anxious. I can't keep my eyes still enough in one spot to determine if I'm moving or the picture is moving or if it's both/neither. Ah!

Danny Harris Community Champion Jul 05, 2018

I hovered my cursor over the image and the file extension appeared. Does this mean I win?! :D

Mirek Community Champion May 18, 2018

Cross your eyes and see a familiar face :)

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It works if I squint!

@MirekMichael Jackson?

Mirek Community Champion May 21, 2018

Yep :)

What do you see when you look at this picture?

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@Paul Gustovson ahahahahahaa 🤣 🤣 🤣

This audio illusion blew my mind today and of course the first thingI thought of was this thread: Brainstorm or Green Needle?

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Mirek Community Champion May 21, 2018

The one above :) .. This below do not have a leg ;)

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Here's another one that has my family split :)

Mirek Community Champion Jun 01, 2018

Depends on monitor on which is displayed :) .. I see some combination of turquoise and very light gray.

I also see the green/blue and gray.  Others see pink and white.  :)

I definitely see pink and white!!

Thomas Schlegel Community Champion Jun 01, 2018

Green and gray, definitely!

It's like I don't even know you people.

Micky Caritte Community Champion Jun 01, 2018

@Monique van den Berg I'm with you...

Mirek Community Champion Jun 04, 2018

Sadly you cannot get a screenshot what your eyes "see" and share with us :)

Sebastien Jacques Community Champion Jun 12, 2018

Green and gray obviously ;-)

Fadoua Boualem Community Champion Jun 04, 2018

Mint Color and Grey is what I am seeing

Ollie Guan Community Champion Jun 12, 2018

pink!

Mirek Community Champion Jun 08, 2018

Whoaa.. One of the coolest floors I have seen :) Maybe a new idea for entrance in the office? :D

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Ollie Guan Community Champion Jun 12, 2018

There is a feeling of surfing on the sea

I think I'd definitely stumble! O_O

Mirek Community Champion Jun 08, 2018

 Ísafjör∂ur (not sure how to pronounce it :)), a town in Northern Iceland, came up with a clever way to get drivers to pay attention. Crosswalk that appears 3D. Pretty cool :)

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Ollie Guan Community Champion Jun 12, 2018

That's a good idea

Mirek Community Champion Jun 08, 2018

And this is from real life :) .. Can You Figure out This Dog Optical Illusion? :)

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Ha! I love that last one. Very on-brand. :) 

Omar Herrera Community Champion Jun 12, 2018

Another Dog illusion Mirek20180612_203519.png

Mirek Community Champion Jun 13, 2018

Hahahaha.. nice! :D

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