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Scintillating Grid Illusion

An optical illusion is a visually perceived image that is deceptive or misleading.

 

Puzzle ID:#26472
Fun:**** (3.38)
Category:Optical-Illusion
Submitted By:JakeAadminus*mod!!!

 

 

 



In this illusion, black spots quickly appear and disappear at the intersections.





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Comments

JakeAus*
Oct 15, 2005

Our first optical illusion
keiaj*
Oct 15, 2005

It seems like the dots move from the actual intersection that I look at. Pretty cool!
smarty_blondy*ro*
Oct 15, 2005

Awsome! Thanks for bring this category in, i love these!
redraptor50*us*
Oct 15, 2005

These are great!!! Keep bringing them
Question_MarkAsx*
Oct 15, 2005

I love optical illusions thanx for introducing this section and braingle's new design is cool.
i_am_hatedAus*
Oct 15, 2005

This praticular optical illusion has been known to cause seizures. As you dart you rvision from each dot, it flashes, causing many flashes in an attempt to catch the dot you're trying to find. Since I'm Epileptic, could this be removed? Or at least have a warning on it?
hamburger*us*
Oct 15, 2005

I agree.
dutchymonster*en*
Oct 16, 2005

I love optical illusions - Thanks for these Jake they are great
chidam11Ain*
Oct 16, 2005

Yes it is a wonderful addition to this site
zigthepigAen**
Oct 16, 2005

Yes i love these things!!!! But i agree with hated also.
tjm531**
Oct 16, 2005

I found this one hilarious when it showed up in my inbox one day posed as a joke on the ballots in Florida during the whole Bush demanding a recount fiasco back in the day.
Celanba*
Oct 16, 2005

Whoa! how do they do that?
Hermionegirl
Oct 16, 2005

AND?
shabz4lyf*zm**
Oct 17, 2005

I like this one i wanted to submit it i guess you beat me to it. hee hee hee
shabz4lyf*zm**
Oct 17, 2005

I like this one i wanted to submit it i guess you beat me to it. hee hee hee
signmeup74*pl**
Oct 17, 2005

WHOA!!
I think I've got a headache.
KalliannAus*
Oct 17, 2005

I have never seen that one before. It definitly made my eyes a bit tired.
KalliannAus*
Oct 17, 2005

I have never seen that one before. It definitly made my eyes a bit tired.
smilingpatienceAus*
Oct 17, 2005

Man, I hate having spotted vision, freaks me out. Cool that you could create thta sensation this way though .
schatzy228*us*
Oct 17, 2005

sweetmamaAus*
Oct 18, 2005

How the heck does that work??? Although I thought it was cool it made me feel like throwing up
LiaHarley**
Oct 19, 2005

That's so cool!!! It's amazing! I LOVED IT!!
laya*au*
Oct 19, 2005

thats coool
mejoza*us*
Oct 19, 2005

Cool, but several optical illusions do cause seizures (spinning and flashing ones) - perhaps a warning to the epileptics is needed? (not necessarily removed... a child old enough to participate on braingle should be aware of their own tendency to seizures)
Laffinoutloud
Oct 20, 2005

maximo3491**
Oct 20, 2005

very cool! my fav
kidlet
Oct 22, 2005

This goes on the same principle as staring at a jet flying across the sky. When there is a white trail behind a jet, some times your mind will want to create a line in front of the jet to form a whole line accross the sky. Don't think so? Try it out next time you see a jet!!
BrownEyesAus*
Oct 23, 2005

This is me after looking at that.
--->
nuccha*
Oct 27, 2005

Classic... I've always loved this one.
runscapekiller**
Nov 02, 2005

too meny little black dots too little time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
runscapekiller**
Nov 02, 2005

too meny little black dots too little time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
elu93Aus*
Nov 04, 2005

No matter how many times I've seen this, it never ceases to amaze me...
mi2mo2tx*us*
Nov 08, 2005

I'd really like to know HOW this works!! Can an explaination be included? Good one!
lycanthropeAus*
Nov 08, 2005

I've seen most of the illusions in other venues, but not this one. Keep them coming!
hockeygirl*mx*
Nov 09, 2005

holy batman that was funkilishes!!!
loved it much pleez give more!!!
BOOKLOVER1
Nov 10, 2005

BORING
lovefrenzy**
Nov 13, 2005

why do u have to b so inappreciative bookworm1. i like this one
Rowsdower*
Nov 16, 2005

WOW!! Trippy...
FerretGirl***
Nov 18, 2005

It was AWESOME!!!!!
IMPAUDITOR2*
Nov 20, 2005

SO...WHEN DOES THE BLINKING STOP???
Mora
Nov 20, 2005

Who we talking about again?
drussel3*us*
Nov 21, 2005

Farrrrrr Outttt!!!!!
jinxman
Dec 01, 2005

it is pretty cool but yeah been there done that.oh hi everyone im jinxman-new here ha ha! hey how do you get points i want to submit a teaser!
iluvrockstarsz
Dec 18, 2005

wow.....trippy
celtic_knot*
Dec 20, 2005

Cool!
sudokulvr
Dec 21, 2005

SWEET! this is like that grey squares one! i love these things!!!
TheEarthling*no*
Dec 26, 2005

My eyes!
jlvsbeksAus*
Jan 01, 2006

seen it many times, but oh well
mistressgia*
Jan 10, 2006

whoa! My eyes are till getting over that one LOVED IT !!
IMCUL4E*us*
Jan 15, 2006

THE DOTS OF DOOM!!!
flamingsword
Jan 18, 2006

Hey, if u cross you'r ieys, a circle will apear in the midle of the pictur.
TJrzk*
Jan 27, 2006

I'm no opthamologist so feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but I think it's similar to the US Flag illusion. If you stare at a color for too long, the cones in your retina or the nerves from them get 'tired' of sending that color; they run out of chemicals or neurotransmitters or whatever. When you then look at white, the complementary colors wake up rested and refreshed and transmit their part of the white light (which contains the entire visible spectrum). So, your brain sees the blue part of the white light but those poor orange (red and green?) cones are still too tired to transmit. So your brain only senses the blue behind the stars.

In this illusion, the white fatigues all of your cones so the complement is black. This illusion is designed so that as you move one intersection left, for instance, the intersection you left mostly fills in where the one on the right used to be, increasing its saturation time.

It seems, too, that the fact that you have many fewer cones outside your focal point makes it easier to fatigue the ones farther from where you're looking; maybe there's some load sharing among the cones in the focal point to keep the problem to a minimum where you're looking.

You will notice, if you can keep your gaze perfectly still on one intersection, nothing moves. But when you finally do move, the effect is stronger.
mitzimesserAil*
Feb 06, 2006

Freaky cool
MattNateus
Feb 06, 2006

it makes my eys feel cross eyed but its amazing how they pop out of nowhere
ragethe3rd**
Feb 14, 2006

It makes me dizzy, fun fun.
PineappleMamaAus*
Feb 26, 2006

whoa...where's the floor...
baby4034**
Feb 28, 2006

DIZZY
Prodigy*
Mar 01, 2006

follow the black spots!
one of my favourites
MethlosAgb*
Mar 12, 2006

this is the second 1 of these i've seen today
charles445*us
Mar 12, 2006

Best representation of the dots illusion I've ever seen!! Even though it makes my eyes buggy , it's still great!!!
riddlelover**
Mar 17, 2006

Very cool!!!!
lukeschettAus*
Mar 21, 2006

Sweet.
jj_is_coolAus*
Mar 26, 2006

cool
brainjuice**
Mar 29, 2006

wow.. why it happens like that? Sumbody kno?
YnG18*us
Apr 12, 2006

::YAWN:: thats been outdated!!!
Psychic_MasterAnz*
May 11, 2006

Whoa...making me dizzy...nice one!
rednek*us*
May 16, 2006

I like this one, even though i see these ofton there always cool
Jimbo*au*
May 25, 2006

Hey you can only see the black spots when you don't look at them...Eh?
MichelleDestein*
Jun 02, 2006

pretty cool, i guess
danielzermanAau*
Jun 19, 2006

for the first one on the website it is ok
brits1994*gb*
Jun 22, 2006

BRAINJUICE THE ANSWER TO UR Q IS YOUR BRAIN CAN NOT TAKE TO TO MANY LIGHT COLOURS AND DARK COLOURS AT THE SAME TIME SO YOUR BRAIN NEEDS TO TRANSMIT DARK COLOURS IN LIGHT COLOURS. DOSE THAT ANSWER YOURE Q? IF NOT PRIVET MESSAGE . GOOD ONE!!!
surfxlikexaxgrl*pr*
Jun 26, 2006

WOAH!! I THINK I NEED A TYLENOL OR SOMETHING! KOOL!!!
jollylolly
Jul 11, 2006

its OK not the best though!
gemini2006*us
Jul 14, 2006

That is cool but I have seen that many times before.
junebug22*us
Jul 24, 2006

This one was my favorite! You saved the best for last!
fleur_delacour_ca*
Aug 24, 2006

kewl.
GebbieRoseAus*
Sep 07, 2006

My fave, too!
grungy49Aau*
Sep 25, 2006

Try crossing your eyes - I found I could see two squares and they were blue and yellow. But the actual effect was really cool.
i_luv_2_readAus*
Jan 11, 2007

SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!! I love that!!!
Infinitoid*
Jan 14, 2007

itd be funny if that was programmed to do that.
fun though
bgil7604Aus
Jan 24, 2007

I've seen stuff like this before, but I always enjoy it when I can't figure it out. Why is this happening????
MadelulabelleAus*
Mar 08, 2007

WIERD AND COOL AND FREAKY!
I am sure there is some logical explanation for it, its just that no one knows it.
cooltigerr1Aus**
Mar 31, 2007

aaaahhhhhh this one is cool!
ABismeAus*
Apr 26, 2007

Yikes. All I can say is MY HEAD HURTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
msgirl
May 27, 2007

wow!
lilrena4everAus*
May 31, 2007

Lol u did one more like dis 2.But I have this in my book 2. but its still kool. ;)
nerdyiscool*us*
Jun 02, 2007

Scintillating! Thank you!
i_lov_jordan07*
Jun 10, 2007

omg THAT WAS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO..... k~ORAL
auntiesisAus*
Jun 12, 2007

Man, I just love optical illusions. I don't know how this one works, but it does.. Now I have to close my eyes for 5 minutes or I'll get dizzy.
FutureMDAus*
Jun 18, 2007

This is another "classic" optical illusion-but it's classic for a reason.
ringpop_raratus
Jun 23, 2007

great work
saltydavidAus*
Jun 28, 2007

great
FhempenAus*
Jul 06, 2007

choose a spot ( a corner white dot thingy works best) and stare at it for 30 sec. then look at something white or close your eyes. its okay to blink. if you have trouble looking at one spot for very long, imagine disecting molecule after molecule of the white dot and that should help. i love this one!
ihateclowns109Aus*
Jul 28, 2007

it makes my brain hurt!
happyhakAen*
Aug 01, 2007

OMG!!! How does he do that?! Its like it just does it!!!
hipeople*
Aug 16, 2007

that was so cool i luv these tytpe of things!
swirlingmistAus*
Aug 17, 2007

Like some are asking, how does that work? I thought it was very cool... yet freaky! LOL.
chiliwormeater4*
Aug 24, 2007

Cool. This hurts my eyes just looking at it.
rosy32888Aus
Nov 11, 2007

Superb nice!
gamer1234**
Dec 06, 2007

I liked it,it seems like black spots were flashing alltogether at the intersection.

My eyes were going woowooo from all the flashing.
+
pinkpanther17
Dec 28, 2007

i luv doing these!! there so cool !lol
Deedee123*ca*
Dec 29, 2007

My second favourite! (My fave is the old and young woman one.) I love these!
rush2Aus*
Jan 21, 2008

My head hurts :roll
kb014
Feb 23, 2008

haha I hate thisone! its so tricky to try to keep up with the black dots moving around
huntchasedownAus*
Apr 27, 2008

I love this optical illusion actual i like them all
divyin
May 10, 2008

cool one waiting for more
kelperliamAfk
Jun 07, 2008

classic illusion. just love em'
kunjuAin*
Jun 18, 2008

great magic
sourdough
Jun 23, 2008

$ourDough liked this one!

$D
StreetsDiscipleAau
Jul 01, 2008

one of my favs - this one is great
Sand_Kirton**
Jul 20, 2008

Endlessly playful.
When my eyes lose focus, some of the grey gridlines drop out, creating new, larger black spaces; or many of the dots (white or black) disappear, creating new constellations,
With my eyes crossed, the whole thing goes 3D, really!
Also challenging (but less fun) is holding your gaze on one intersection long enough to keep the black phantoms from flashing -- ever.
ICUB42*us*
Sep 16, 2008

Reminds me of the old days. Groooovy!
arm1806Aus*
Oct 09, 2008

I only see it when I close and open my eyes.
HawkGarciaAus*
Oct 25, 2008

That one was cool.
EliosAus*
Oct 28, 2008

The Blinking!!
tetris4tAbe*
Nov 16, 2008

Great, I love optical illusions!
(user deleted)
Dec 11, 2008

to cool like whoa
here2A*
Jan 14, 2009

This one is pretty cool.
(user deleted)
May 03, 2009

yea!LOL!
longhorn*us
Sep 10, 2009

i'm dizzy.........
(user deleted)
Oct 30, 2009

wat the hell jake. you keep on making these freakin crazy illusions for people who need to get a life and get off their fat azz and exercise. im leaving this website to trick or treat as you could see on the date. mmmmmmmmm..... more LARD in my tummy.
(user deleted)
Oct 30, 2009

buttonpusher445 is SOOO BAD..........oh ya that's me. burn. ps i just like to go on websites and talk .bubye FOREVER. ASTA LA VISTA BAYBAH. *machine gun GUNSHOTS*
CCcook*
Dec 22, 2009

coolio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
sashomarinetus*
Mar 10, 2010

I've got the dizzies,
(user deleted)
Apr 12, 2010

wow. That amazed me :] It hurt my eyes, yet it was cool at the same time.
gathena
May 26, 2010

wow! that is awsome. Thease Optical illusions are great!
mathgirlus*
Jun 12, 2010

I SWEARE MAN THIS IS THE BESTTTTTTTTTTTTT ILLUSION I HAV EVER SEEN. THAT IS TIGHTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
Illusionist*
Feb 14, 2011

I love Jake's quizzes! They are all challenging, yet fun. Another one I recommend is Man Or Woman. It's challenging.
jellybeans7645
Jun 07, 2011

It hurts my eyes.
spud*nz*
Jul 09, 2011

I think that it was pretty cool, but some how a little bit of a waste of time though.

Anyway it was really good Jake.

Could anyone explain how that works?
Mandy7us*
Jul 27, 2011

ya could anyone explain watz with these optical illusionz and how they trick u

but i think that stuff is so cool!
BrainyMaddietus*
Apr 28, 2012

Nice one! I didn't see cuz I have bad eye sight.
hasunemiku
Jun 13, 2012

i saw black then i saw red and in the end i saw pirple
BreezyGarden
Jan 18, 2013

Lol good illusion
Eng_MasoudAeg
Jul 04, 2013

i like it



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