Optical Illusions: Fading Dot?

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Introduction: Optical Illusions: Fading Dot?

Optical Illusions: Fading Dot? How Does This Optical Illusion Work?

Step 1: Do the Optical Illusion!

Stare at the dot for awhile without moving your eyes or your head. The dot will gradually fade into the field of green. Some people find that the dot fades more rapidly if they stare blankly at the edge of the square. As soon as you move your head or eyes, notice that the dot reappears!



Step 2: Whoa! What Happened

What's Going On?!?

Your eye is always making tiny jittery movements. Each time your eye moves it receives new information and sends it to your brain. You need this information to see images.

You may have noticed that although the dot fades just about everything else in your field of vision remains clear. That's because everything else you see has distinct edges.

Step 3: Cool!

Ok There You Have It! ( trust me ill have better instructables ) k cyah!

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    33 Discussions

    i did not see the little dot fade, but i do see the big circle "grow"

    For me, the little dot gets smaller and bigger over and over, same with the big green dot.

    För më thë ëntïrë grëën fädëd äwäÿ. LOL UMLAUTS

    I'm dyslexic its just looks like any other piece of text

    the little dot turns into a burning skull... he will kill me... no... no... OMG... help me... aaaaaahhhrgrggrekejk-;:,.-. .................................................. SORRY XD nice explanation!

    I lose the whole thing. The green fades away completely and I'm just left with a faint blue dot. It only stays gone for a second but it's pure white for a moment.

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    same with me, but both dots disappear at the same time...We must keep are unique gift secretive until the right time arises...

    Staring at the dot makes both dots disappear, I was blind in the one area. How dare you...

    It was cool though. I was only blind for like, a second at most it seemed like.

    is there a problem is the large green mass shrunk by about 50% when i stared at the dot? o.O

    Every time I look at the dot, it looks like it is turning purple. No! I dont have sezers!

    you said "Some people find that the dot fades more rapidly if they stare blankly at the edge of the square" its a circle isnt it? or are my eyes dodgy?

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    I think that they accidentally find their blind spot. But when I stare at the dot, my eyes just get really.. really.. tired...