Gardeners carry pitchforks… remember that

I recently participated in an interesting conversation about frame rates of the human eye, processing and interpretation and the illusion of a tire spinning backwards on a car that is moving forward. The most interesting point here being, do we see most of the world that way already? Do we see everything only at the speed at which we can process it? I don’t have these kinds of questions, I just have to pretend to so that you’ll listen to me. Odd, isn’t it?

So with that, I’d like you to watch a short animation. The image ares are identical and continuous. At first, perceive the direction the woman is spinning. Got it?

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Now, focus on her raised foot, moving only left and right instead of “around” her body. Watch it closely until something changes. After you achieve this change, try to make each of the images react differently. Remember, this is purely your perception, the image isn’t actually changing…

Don’t be discouraged if you can’t do it immediately, just try for a few minutes and you should see some results.

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