#1 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, August 22nd, 2013 12:01
#2 By: Michael Brix, August 22nd, 2013 12:15
I must be braindead beacuse I don't see any flickering. Ah, that explains a lot.......
#3 By: xzzy, August 22nd, 2013 12:21
I sometimes see a similar flickering when I close my eyes, especially if I've been rubbing them. I always assumed it was sort of the same thing as noise on the sensor of a digital camera, meaning my retina is just sending off random signals, but if we can in fact "see" our own alpha waves, I wonder if that's what's actually going on.
#4 By: vonslatt, August 22nd, 2013 12:22
I see the flickering, I think I now know why I find the sound of a large V8 at idle so appealing.
#5 By: cjearner, August 22nd, 2013 12:23
It doesn't move for me. However it does make me slightly nauseous when I look at it directly.
I can't see magic eye photos either.
#6 By: Boundegar, August 22nd, 2013 12:24
Me too. Does that mean I'm a zombie?
#7 By: MisterBigglesworth, August 22nd, 2013 12:58
I see orange and dark blue abstract spirals but no pulsing.
#8 By: Lou Cuccino, August 22nd, 2013 13:15
| Optical illusions are usually pretty neat.
On the contrary, I find them annoying. Like CBT, meditation or lucid dreaming, I'm just not interested in these mind games when real life is so confusing already.
#9 By: Nathan Hornby, August 22nd, 2013 14:11
I see that when looking directly at it. Are you looking at it in your periphery as instructed?
#10 By: Jorpho, August 22nd, 2013 15:10
I like how it looks like it's flapping when you scroll up and down really quickly.
#11 By: Edwin Gore, August 22nd, 2013 16:58
If you are does that mean that you will see the brainwaves of the last brain you ate?
#12 By: MisterBigglesworth, August 22nd, 2013 17:00
Ah, ok. I see it wobble now. Thanks
#13 By: Torn Paper Napkin, August 22nd, 2013 17:07
Ow. My alpha waves must be dangerous. The illustration was sort of throbbing irregularly in my peripheral vision and then I got a headache.
#14 By: omems, August 22nd, 2013 19:04
I wonder if it isn't microsaccades, or other tiny movements influenced by, say, one's heartbeat and/or breathing. At least the latter would be testable. Maybe the former too if there is a drug that will (temporarily) paralyze the extraocular muscles.
On the other hand, I can't think of a reason why those would affect the afterimage also.
#15 By: Tennessee Waltz, August 22nd, 2013 23:49
I notice it throb with my heart rate, which is usually 45-50 beats a minute at rest.
#16 By: Brian Murtagh, August 23rd, 2013 01:20
I too am apparently brain-dead.
#17 By: Nathan Hornby, August 23rd, 2013 04:19
It gave me the '3DS headache', like looking at 3D images. Must be messing with my focus.
#18 By: Nathan Hornby, August 23rd, 2013 04:21
For me at least it flickered much faster than my heart rate or breathing. Maybe at like 10fps.
#19 By: Linley Lee, August 23rd, 2013 04:41
#20 By: Daniel Johnson, August 23rd, 2013 10:55
Me too. It's like a strobe light. My brain is in a permanent rave state.
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