15 November 2011

If you stare fixedly at this image... it will disappear

The phenomenon is called Troxler's fading.  Via an excellent AskScience thread at Reddit, where there is an informed discussion.

Very cool.

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting. For me, the yellow never completely disappeared, and any slight sideways movement of my head that displaced the image on my retina would cause the entire image to reappear. However, it would then fade more rapidly then it did originally.


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