Disappearing Act Illusion

Allright, stare intently at the red dot in the center of the left block for a minute. Once you’ve done this, look over to the center of the right square. It should act weird – by fading out and ‘flickering’. If you move your head closer and further from the monitor (while focussing in the center), you should see some interesting interference effects too. This optical Illusions does the same to you, as the “Baby Illusion”, “Vanishing Haze”, “Disappearing Dots” and “Disappearing Colors” normally do.


64 Replies to “Disappearing Act Illusion”

  1. omg!!! that’s like the time i was hit in the head with a golf ball, it really hurt, the guy yelled FOUR!!!, but i guess i didn’t hear him……………………… other than that this thing is soooooooooo fricken cool!! and wicked too… lol :)

  2. This illusion has everything to do with how memory is stored in the brain. See, unlike computers, our memories overlap, and we tend to store only one memory of one thing. Also unlike computers, the brain only needs a little bit of information to recall a complete memory. This is how we’re able to recognise people after many years, and if they’re wearing sunglasses. So you stare at the first image and your brain builds a memory of it. When you look at the second image, because in most respects the two images are alike, your brain simply recalls the first image. See, there is enough information from the second image to remind your brain of the first, but at the same time the second image is different enough to confuse you. It becomes a battle between what your eyes are actually looking at, and what your brain is trying to recall. Makes you wonder about your perception of the real world vs what’s actually there!

  3. holy cow!!! that was soooooooooo awsome!!! but after about 40seconds of intent staring it put me 2 sleep!
    but i still loved it!

  4. Wow! That was the first optical illusion that worked for me! I really like how it did that thing, you know, and then it when all…. well, you get the point. It was coolio.

  5. that woz SOOO wieeeyyyerrddd dude! hahahaha, makes ya think init folks? THANKS FOR THAT VITALLY IMPORTANt information SHAUN hahaha, makes you wonder if you’re staring at a computer screen or if you just dreaming….or fainted….or sitting on the toilet doing a might BIG POOO lol

  6. Funny how shaun is completely wrong… your brain is not building an image of it in your head, it’s just your eyes adjusting, creating an afterimage.

    the neurons in your retina will individually adjust their sensitivity to light based on what ammount of light they are currently exposed to. (you notice this effect when you stare into a red light for awhile and when you look away there is a cyan impression of it in your vision.)

    when they adjust, it takes a bit of time for them to adjust back to “normal”, and this is where the effect comes from. the neat shakiness of this particular afterimage illusion comes from the design that allows for interference between your afterimage and the second image.

  7. WOW! That was to totally awesome! And number seventeen, thanks for that explination ^_^ You smart, xDD (And yes i ment to put you lol)

  8. HI EVERY1 tHIS IS SO NOT COOL
    THAT IS WEIRD BUT RUBBISH
    I’VE SEEN BETTER ON THIS SITE I’M SO
    LEAVING DUDES LUV YA
    SKYE OUT

  9. OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG
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  10. that bunch of scribbles is ment to say wicked with an I instead of a E because the scribbles, when i was writing it, it said wickid.!.!.!.!

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