I thinks we had some pretty quality optical illusions lately. Do you share my opinion? As you probably noticed, Mighty Illusions has always been up to date with world news and politics. Those of you who follow this blog more deeply, remember my reflection on current economic crisis and USA Presidential Elections. Few weeks ago we presented you with brand new Barack Obama afterimage, but this wasn’t our last Presidential illusion – No Sir! Today we bring you another awesome Obama animation. This Scheibe Illusion was first conceived as the Margaret Thatcher Illusion, then updated to George Bush illusion, and finally updated to Barack Obama version. Barack states he is “pro-science”, so he probably won’t mind this.
The explanation of the image should go something like this: “Vestibular Correction keeps the image on your visual cortex steady even though your eyes are moving around wildly. But the vestibular correction system has its limits. What you see below is an animated GIF image which flips every five seconds. First look at the upside down image. Both faces look normal, but when they flip you will see how weird one of the faces really is. We have no trouble recognizing the person, but since we recognize facial features with a whole other part of the brain, the vestibular thing got garbled in part”.