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3-D Optical Illusions

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Re: 3-D Optical Illusions

#81 Post by Dave B » February 12th, 2015, 2:50 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

Very clever!
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Re: 3-D Optical Illusions

#82 Post by Alan H » February 27th, 2015, 10:33 am

No clues, just answer the question. No spoiling it for others, no looking it up on the Internet.

What colour (or colours) is this dress?
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Re: 3-D Optical Illusions

#83 Post by Dave B » February 27th, 2015, 3:21 pm

Are we supposed to answer with what we (think) we see the colour as?
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Re: 3-D Optical Illusions

#84 Post by Alan H » February 27th, 2015, 4:22 pm

Yep!
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Re: 3-D Optical Illusions

#85 Post by Dave B » February 27th, 2015, 5:16 pm

OK, I' buy it, black and blue
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Re: 3-D Optical Illusions

#86 Post by Fia » February 27th, 2015, 10:20 pm

kingfisher and taupe?

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Re: 3-D Optical Illusions

#87 Post by Altfish » February 27th, 2015, 10:30 pm

Light blue and black?

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Re: 3-D Optical Illusions

#88 Post by Alan H » February 27th, 2015, 10:36 pm

Oh god. It's an interesting phenomenon but it's going to be on Newsnight shortly...
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Re: 3-D Optical Illusions

#89 Post by Altfish » February 27th, 2015, 10:44 pm

It was mentioned on the radio this afternoon.

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Re: 3-D Optical Illusions

#90 Post by Fia » February 27th, 2015, 11:08 pm

facebook is full of it: much scrolling through :cross: I reckon the difficulty is the variety of media we look at this picture from, and the light when we look at it. A large PC screen will be different from a mobile. The original was only a snap, sharing is often low resolution.

And is it just me that thinks it's a rather horrible dress, whatever colours it may be? :exit:

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Re: 3-D Optical Illusions

#91 Post by Dave B » February 28th, 2015, 9:00 am

Now the secret is out it is interesting why people do see very different colours, not just different shades that any collection of screens might produce.

I missed one supposed explanation last night.
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Re: 3-D Optical Illusions

#92 Post by Tetenterre » February 28th, 2015, 4:53 pm

Light blue-violet and golden-brown.
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Re: 3-D Optical Illusions

#93 Post by Alan H » March 1st, 2015, 1:47 pm

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Re: 3-D Optical Illusions

#94 Post by Dave B » March 1st, 2015, 5:10 pm

Remember this illusion? Wonder if it is a related effect.
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Re: 3-D Optical Illusions

#95 Post by jaywhat » March 2nd, 2015, 10:21 am

We all see colours differently as do other animals. Some soldiers with red/green colour 'blindness' were useful in certain war zones where they could detect camouflaged enemy especially in jungle.

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Re: 3-D Optical Illusions

#96 Post by Alan H » May 4th, 2015, 11:39 am

An appropriate cartoon for today, Star Wars Day:
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Re: 3-D Optical Illusions

#97 Post by jaywhat » May 6th, 2015, 7:11 am

Alan H wrote:No clues, just answer the question. No spoiling it for others, no looking it up on the Internet.

What colour (or colours) is this dress?
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Red and blue

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Re: 3-D Optical Illusions

#98 Post by Tetenterre » May 6th, 2015, 10:15 am

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Re: 3-D Optical Illusions

#99 Post by Alan H » May 16th, 2018, 12:22 pm

Actually, this is a sound illusion: Yanny or Laurel? Sound 'illusion' sets off ear-splitting arguments

Fascinating.

Assuming these are correct and unaltered apart from the pitch, this is just bewildering:
Ok, so if you pitch-shift it you can hear different things:

down 30%: https://xxv.so/0x6841c258
down 20%: https://xxv.so/0x75b636d0
up 20%: https://xxv.so/0x9d0eb907
up 30% https://xxv.so/0x6d752ac8
up 40% https://xxv.so/0x90b8eeee
Listening to some of these then going back to the original sometimes changes what I hear. Anyone else?
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Re: 3-D Optical Illusions

#100 Post by Alan H » May 17th, 2018, 1:01 am

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Re: 3-D Optical Illusions

#101 Post by animist » May 17th, 2018, 9:50 pm

Alan H wrote:
this was on Facebook, and is an auditory rather than optical illusion. Is it an illusion at all? It seems to be just a case of a computer trying rather badly to mimic some regional accent and coming up with sounds which are not represented in our speech. BTW, the sound sounds to me like "yearly"

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