Optical Illusions: Fading Dot?

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Intro: 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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    32 Discussions

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    ac1Dkwalian

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

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

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    technopenguinac1D

    Reply 10 years ago on Step 1

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

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    cleage001

    6 years ago on Introduction

    För më thë ëntïrë grëën fädëd äwäÿ. LOL UMLAUTS

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    skimmo

    8 years ago on Introduction

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

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    SFHandyman

    10 years ago on Introduction

    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...

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    Rock Soldier

    9 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Rock Soldier

    9 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    Angeleyes997

    9 years ago on Introduction

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

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    sick-al

    10 years ago on Introduction

    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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    vailosick-al

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Mitten

    11 years ago on Introduction

    I found that its more of an optical illusen if you stare at the middle dot and move your head back and forth. the "haze" grows and shinks.