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Dec 5, 2019 - 4:03:45 AM
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2378 posts since 10/9/2011

I don't know how to post a GIF here, but check out this link. If anyone knows how to post the actual image, go for it.

external-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/s...5yo4VkCZF

Any explanations?

Dec 5, 2019 - 4:40:13 AM

Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

23623 posts since 8/3/2003

Now, that IS weird!!! No explanation, probably has something to do with breathing and the brain?

Dec 5, 2019 - 5:01:01 AM
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Hold your breathe. The dots still move back and forth.

Dec 5, 2019 - 5:20:31 AM

2378 posts since 10/9/2011

I've noticed that you don't have to breathe in and out slowly. Fast breathing works too.
Just out of curiosity-- when I breathe in the dots rotate counter clockwise. Same for my wife. Anyone have the opposite?

Dec 5, 2019 - 5:36:04 AM
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figmo59

USA

29766 posts since 3/5/2008

Guessin yer vison ta brain hookup flips unconsiously fer left ta right...

Kinda like when yer eyes flip the world from up ta down or..down ta up..

Dec 5, 2019 - 5:36:46 AM
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53257 posts since 12/14/2005

 

Just trying to be helpful.

Dec 5, 2019 - 5:44:13 AM
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DC5

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quote:
Originally posted by brewerpaul

I've noticed that you don't have to breathe in and out slowly. Fast breathing works too.
Just out of curiosity-- when I breathe in the dots rotate counter clockwise. Same for my wife. Anyone have the opposite?


I can get it to go either way.  Can also get it to switch directions at will without breathing.

Dec 5, 2019 - 5:48:56 AM
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DC5

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Try this, hold your breath, but blink slowly. Usually it switches directions every time you open your eyes. I suspect that breathing interrupts the signal from the optic nerves to the brain, only for a tiny fraction of a second, similar to a blink, but faster. Since you can blink with no interruption in vision, most of us are not even aware that we blink, this short circuit, so to speak, causes the perceived change in direction.

Dec 5, 2019 - 5:56:07 AM

figmo59

USA

29766 posts since 3/5/2008

Helpfull is good Mike... ;0)

Dec 5, 2019 - 9:22:03 AM

Paul R

Canada

12053 posts since 1/28/2010

So I held my eyebrows open to be sure, and they still change direction. Now what?

Dec 5, 2019 - 10:04:05 AM
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You can easily make them change directions at will. It's the apparently spontaneous change while breathing or blinking. It is all illusion as the dots are not moving at all.

Dec 5, 2019 - 10:35:21 AM
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Chris Meakin

Australia

2615 posts since 5/15/2011

They change direction when I move my head slowly up and down. Maybe our head moves slightly as we breathe in and out?

Edited by - Chris Meakin on 12/05/2019 10:39:20

Dec 5, 2019 - 10:42:01 AM

Owen

Canada

4661 posts since 6/5/2011

The directional switch seems pretty consistent to me, regardless of breathing rate, eyebrows, one eye open/one closed, blinking, not blinking, etc., etc.   Like Paul asks: Now what?

Dec 5, 2019 - 11:12:23 AM

banjonz

New Zealand

10825 posts since 6/29/2003

Hold your breath and move your head up and down slightly. The same thing happens.

Dec 5, 2019 - 11:26:46 AM

WesB

USA

202 posts since 12/17/2014

Any movement gives you the illusion that the dots reverse direction. You can get it to work by lifting your foot.

Dec 5, 2019 - 11:39:06 AM

456 posts since 11/14/2011

This seems to me similar to wheels of moving vehicles in movies seem to be rotating backward when the vehicle itself is moving forward.
This was especially seen in old western movies.

Dec 5, 2019 - 12:46:14 PM

9204 posts since 2/22/2007

Covering most of the image with my hands I find that it requires four dots to make the illusion. With just three I clearly see alternating positions regardless of breathing or other motions. Add a forth and I get rotation.

Dec 5, 2019 - 12:57:26 PM
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1015 posts since 11/17/2018

Not to spoil the fun, but just an FYI.

People who have Photosensitive Epilepsy can have seizures induced by regular moving patterns similar to the GIF.

A warning up front might be helpful.

Edited by - OldNavyGuy on 12/05/2019 13:00:25

Dec 5, 2019 - 3:53:47 PM

1902 posts since 10/17/2013

quote:
Originally posted by OldNavyGuy

Not to spoil the fun, but just an FYI.

People who have Photosensitive Epilepsy can have seizures induced by regular moving patterns similar to the GIF.

A warning up front might be helpful.

 


Yikes, that would be really scary, although I'm guessing most members don't have said epilepsy.

Dec 5, 2019 - 4:24:52 PM

bubbalouie

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Reminds me of those Magic Eye pictures that were popular years ago! Autostereograms.

I got sooo frustrated when everybody saw them but me! I would stare & stare & move my head in & out .It took forever until it came to me.

 https://www.vision3d.com/sghidden.html 

Dec 5, 2019 - 4:29:19 PM
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conic

UK

615 posts since 2/15/2014

I tried this once after a spliff and the dots started coming at me into my mouth with whooshing sound when i breathed in. When I breathed out they flew out again like the fly scene on the green mile film but then moved to form an isosceles triangle

Dec 5, 2019 - 4:55:09 PM

1015 posts since 11/17/2018

quote:
Originally posted by bluegrassbanjopicker
quote:
Originally posted by OldNavyGuy

Not to spoil the fun, but just an FYI.

People who have Photosensitive Epilepsy can have seizures induced by regular moving patterns similar to the GIF.

A warning up front might be helpful.

 


Yikes, that would be really scary, although I'm guessing most members don't have said epilepsy.


Other people besides members view threads on the site.

No way of knowing who does and who doesn't...hence the warning.

Dec 6, 2019 - 4:54:28 AM
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quote:
Originally posted by conic

I tried this once after a spliff and the dots started coming at me into my mouth with whooshing sound when i breathed in. When I breathed out they flew out again like the fly scene on the green mile film but then moved to form an isosceles triangle


That sounds more like an acid trip to me.

Dec 6, 2019 - 5:09:37 AM
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figmo59

USA

29766 posts since 3/5/2008

Geeze....
With the new laws...
Do ya think the BHO...should be allowed to be ..Sued ..fer lettin this be posted..!

Such an irresponsible site..! :0o

Edited by - figmo59 on 12/06/2019 05:12:32

Dec 6, 2019 - 11:58:32 AM

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I wonder if the dots affect someone with a crappy outlook on life? You know "analoculitis.

Dec 6, 2019 - 2:44:13 PM

963 posts since 8/7/2017

If I blink while leading my eyes right, dots spin right, ditto if I lead eyes left. So maybe for me it's prior eye movement one way or the other. If I keep leading left (counter clockwise), I can get dots to continue rolling ccw in spite of the blink.

Anyway, it was fun, thanks for posting, Guys.

Edited by - BrooksMT on 12/06/2019 14:44:44

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