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Grey Dots

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

 

Puzzle ID:#27042
Fun:*** (3.07)
Category:Optical-Illusion
Submitted By:JakeAadminus*mod!!!

 

 

 



Small grey dots should appear at the intersections of the squares, but if you look directly at the intersection, the grey dots will disappear.





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Comments

rkaalandAus*
Nov 13, 2005

I just love em!!!! I wonder what it would take to get pink dots!!
signmeup74*pl*
Nov 14, 2005

A headache?
redraptor50*us*
Nov 14, 2005

Great!! Love these, now I see dots everywhere
scm14Aus*
Nov 14, 2005

Ow! My head!!! And I think my eyes went crossed!!!
FerretGirl**
Nov 14, 2005

That is sooooooooo cool! It's sort of like the stars above my bed, you stare at them and they disappear.
yemenie
Nov 15, 2005

dammmmmmm this ilussion made me dizzzy, but its coooool keep them coming
g0ddess
Nov 15, 2005

I have seen that one before - it was still neat tho!
costley51
Nov 15, 2005

It is really cool. It is even better with more squares.
LindseyAnne34
Nov 16, 2005

Zuni, I think that was a little harsh. I happened to like it. Good job.
metallicmanAus*
Nov 16, 2005

I like it. Even though *some* people seem to have seen it a thousand times, that doesn't make it any less good. Nice teaser, I like the illusion.
BrownEyesAus*
Nov 17, 2005

Ahhh, I always loved that one, ever since I was little.
bookworm91**
Nov 18, 2005

i like that one!
kickthecan**
Nov 19, 2005

I think I saw that one before, but I still like that one
IMPAUDITOR2*
Nov 20, 2005

WHAT DOES IT MEAN IF THE LITTLE GREY DOTS PULSE IN & OUT??
LordTAen*
Nov 20, 2005

i can see the grey dots when i look directly at it so i don't like it
mrbrainyboy*us*
Nov 22, 2005

can't see..... can't orient self......... can't ...talk... normal..........
wolfmanh**
Nov 24, 2005

All I see now are spots in front of my eyes. these are great
froggz41
Nov 24, 2005

wow grey dots a lot of grey dots how fun
npf2005*
Dec 01, 2005

made me feel sick!!!
azbee123*us*
Dec 01, 2005

that was really cool!!!!!
sgtammoAus*
Dec 04, 2005

Good. Who say everything is in black & white?
hockeygirl*mx*
Dec 11, 2005

now that was pimpin!!!! i loved it!!
alyhough it gave me a big headache and made my eyes hurt
Armaidenpriya*us*
Dec 11, 2005

whew! That's super nifty!
katiebug*
Dec 16, 2005

liked it alot! two thumbs up!
mrticklesAus*
Dec 17, 2005

Can anyone give the physiological explaination for this phenomenon?
Baby_GirlAus*
Dec 19, 2005

That was wicked
TehIgnored*us*
Dec 24, 2005

that one has always freaked me out.
TheEarthling*no*
Dec 27, 2005

What the...?
normalgirl1995
Dec 30, 2005

that was soooo awesome! tricky but fun! i luv opticall-illusions!!!!!!!!!!!
luckythirteenAus*
Jan 01, 2006

this one always makes me confused...good illusion
sebastian*us*
Jan 07, 2006

oh god that cught me off gaurd!
muskratgal89*
Jan 10, 2006

I saw them right away...sweet
SPUTNIK2Aus*
Jan 13, 2006

kinda spooky, I loved it, thanks
princess_kayti1A*
Jan 16, 2006

It has the power to fracture my jaw. COOL.
puppylover1031*
Jan 17, 2006

great teaser keep 'em coming
puttaholic*au*
Jan 18, 2006

i love these illusions, a good noggin' scratcher
monkeygal*us*
Jan 19, 2006

I liked this illusion.........but it made my eyes water! Keep them comming!
Celanba*
Jan 22, 2006

How do they do that??
ragethe3rd**
Feb 04, 2006

Oooo grey... Cool.
RYANMALONEen*
Feb 09, 2006

i couldnt see them
although i know i works cause i have a version at home
Saketh**
Feb 12, 2006

spooky
turtle_lover011
Feb 13, 2006

~!*~!*AWESOME~!*~!*
luckythirteenAus*
Feb 17, 2006

i've seen this before. but i love it all the same! you rock braingle peeps!
kci2994
Mar 05, 2006

OMG! this is so cool! when i look at a spot i could see grey dots arount it! if i go to another spot with a grey dot i cant see it anymore! i luv optical illusions!
I_am_SAM*
Mar 08, 2006

Fabulous! I'm see dots everywhere now! Loved it!
98_angel
Mar 11, 2006

cool were did u get it from??? nice 1 by the way i loved it
98_angel
Mar 11, 2006

it was cool but i need a doc cuz' I'm see'n dots
Chakoteya*en*
Mar 12, 2006

This is similar to an optician's test for blind spot.
MethlosAgb*
Mar 12, 2006

they got this 1 all over the walls at my school it's scary
charles445*us
Mar 12, 2006

This is a fun one

Even through it's popularity it still is baffling

Try telling your little brother/sister to touch the dots with their fingers!

They'll keep looking at their fingers!
charles445*us
Mar 12, 2006

Also because they look at their fingers the dots dissapear.

Sorry if the previous was unclear
soccerstar_1515*
Mar 13, 2006

ive seen that 1 before
RedAngle65
Mar 14, 2006

Cool One! Gray dots now no gray dots!
riddlelover**
Mar 17, 2006

Freaky.
riddlelover**
Mar 17, 2006

Freaky.
amygurl101*us*
Mar 18, 2006

pretty sweet. wierd how some of these things work
faithie377
Mar 19, 2006

i loved it it was so cool!! :rol:
faithie377
Mar 19, 2006

oops i mean
pianostar3212*
Mar 20, 2006

they're makin me kinda dizzy.
katieevs*en*
Mar 21, 2006

This is really amazing - I could sit and stare at it for ages.....
lukeschettAus*
Mar 21, 2006

I'm a human wedgie.
Oh no, you sank my jengaship.
-Homsar
jj_is_coolAus*
Mar 22, 2006

if u cross ur eyes it is not there
crazykookus*
Apr 15, 2006

they were there then they were gone! and then they were there and then they were gone WIERD!
Cridol*us*
May 02, 2006

did it many times before
Psychic_MasterAnz*
May 11, 2006

A very popular, but very cool one.
watup90306do*
May 18, 2006

wow dats confusig..it hurts ma head..lols...♥
watup90306do*
May 18, 2006

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frisky_kittyAus*
May 22, 2006

awesome!! i couldn't see it at first but then i finally got i!!
danielzermanAau*
Jun 18, 2006

how does it work
brits1994*gb*
Jun 22, 2006

LOVE IT Cooleo
schoo*ar
Jun 25, 2006

Soooo cool, where did you get these from?
beautifulgurlAus*
Jun 25, 2006

Yeah and if you stare at the black squares, they grow in size!!
akl21Aus*
Jun 27, 2006

I wonder if it's because your eyes mix the black and white together to get gray. Hmmm....

Good one, though!!
markita1Aus*
Aug 23, 2006

i like i like alot i loved how the dots disappeared when i looked at it
ShriyaAin*
Aug 24, 2006

I have seen that one many a times before!
fleur_delacour_ca*
Aug 24, 2006

kewl but painfful on he brain fyou know what i mean!LOL!^_^
Dishhead5Aau*
Sep 04, 2006

OK dude nice one I've seen it b4 still cool but a note: epileptics will get affected by the flashing of the grey dots... so please put up a warning.

still good

Lizzie713Aau*
Oct 28, 2006

Thats Awesome!!!
THANKS
(user deleted)
Nov 03, 2006

my glass eye jus fell out!!!!!!
cooltigerr1Aus*
Mar 31, 2007

haha i've seen this before! its cool
melina
Apr 16, 2007

dats class!
nerdyiscool*us*
May 16, 2007

ooh pwetty dots...
nerdyiscool*us*
May 16, 2007

p.s. rkaaland, the sqares would b red to get pink. I like pink, it's pwetty...
katiekinnss1Aus
May 22, 2007

HeHe
that one is a good one I like it.
rose996Aus
May 24, 2007

LOVE IT!!! Isn't it amazing how the mind works?!
famouslastwordsus
May 31, 2007

ahhhh... my eyes they burn!!!
lilrena4everAus*
May 31, 2007

LOL i saw it b4....its a classic
NiseyD*
Jun 16, 2007

I think that you should hide your answers so they can work it out themselves! like in the logic grids n mysters!
FutureMDAus*
Jun 18, 2007

Yes, it's a very interesting illustion, but I feel that the Scintillating Grid Illusion is a more effective version of this one.
princess2007A*
Jun 21, 2007

i pretty much say the same thing as 'mr.tickles'. Anyone know how this works? i myself liked the idea of the eye mixing black and white.
saltydavidAus*
Jun 28, 2007

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.
1smart_okieAus*
Jul 06, 2007

weird
happyhakAen*
Aug 01, 2007

Whoa! Spooky!
Stewie**
Aug 24, 2007

I've seen this hundreds of times and it still freaks me out.
Casinova-jus
Sep 06, 2007

this is cool..i like these
awest4803*
Sep 15, 2007

Oi... This one makes me a little dizzy...
MellowWillowus*
Sep 15, 2007

To cool!
meg_meg_86Aus*
Nov 12, 2007

I like that one altho it made my eyes hurt...
SAZZA_7*au*
Jan 11, 2008

hey im first to post in 08!!
(200

i liked it but i gotta head ache now!

it hurts
Holoten*
Jan 16, 2008

Cool illusion !
DackstarAen
Jan 18, 2008

Lol 101st post.
Nice one - a classic.
Jacob96us*
Apr 23, 2008

very cool
uhhhhAus*
May 09, 2008

Doesn't work for me, haha! I stared at one and it turned black.
Natrixtca*
May 23, 2008

kewl
ZGymnasttus
May 26, 2008


WoW!!
That is kool!
FuchunkyAus*
May 29, 2008

Cool! Looks knda like something that I can't describe though
StreetsDiscipleAau
Jul 01, 2008

pat_the_pat*
Oct 02, 2008

they are like ghosts i know im going to have nightmares about this *not relly*
pat_the_pat*
Oct 02, 2008

they are like ghosts i know im going to have nightmares about this *not relly*
here2A*
Dec 24, 2008

very cool.
reggie57Aus*
Mar 31, 2009

wow

too cool!!!
mir77*us*
May 16, 2009


it, uh, it braingle black magic
chemical_crayon
Oct 19, 2009

thats kool
gathena
May 27, 2010

I have seen that before there are 2 of them except the other one is biger than this one! But it's still cool!
BriangleJJ
Jul 08, 2010

For some reason I think this illusion's going to huant me for many days to come... ... ...
Mandy7us*
Jul 31, 2011

thats weird...
Benjiboo*
Nov 05, 2011

heehee .......................
Tife4realtng
Dec 16, 2011

wow,this is very cool
onedirection741*us*
Jun 10, 2012

cool
ColeenAus*
Aug 02, 2012

strange how that works!



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