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Dr Angry and Mr Calm

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by DITDxCULT, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. DITDxCULT

    DITDxCULT Senior Member

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    taken from grand illusions dot com

    Dr Angry and Mr Calm

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    Do you remember the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde? Dr Jekyll, the famous scientist, is not all he seems, and the other side of his character - Mr Hyde - is, you will recall, a distinctly nasty piece of work.

    Continuing the idea of the two sides of the human character, have a look at the picture above. On the left is Dr Angry, and on the right is Mr Calm.

    Now, back away from your computer screen. This effect will work at different distances for different people, but you should see the two characters swap over...! As you come closer to the screen again, they revert to their original characters. Spooky or what!

    As optical illusions go, we think this is pretty impressive. A short explanation goes something like this. When we look at an object, we can normally see both fine detail and coarse detail. However when we are close, the fine detail will dominate, and when we are further away, we lose the fine detail, and see more of the coarse detail.

    Both of the faces you see above are hybrids - each face is actually a combination of two faces. The left hand face shows an angry man in fine detail, but within the picture there is also coarse detail of the calm face. Move away, and you lose the fine (angry) detail, and just see the coarse (calm) detail.

    The right hand face shows the calm face in fine detail, and the angry face in coarse detail.

    This is based on work by Dr Aude Oliva (MIT) and Dr Philippe Schyns (University of Glasgow). You can read the original paper here.
     
  2. AlwaysBombin

    AlwaysBombin Senior Member

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  3. FunTimePartyTeam

    FunTimePartyTeam Senior Member

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    MIT nerds think of everything.
     
  4. Some1

    Some1 12oz Loyalist

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  5. CACashRefund

    CACashRefund 12oz Loyalist

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  6. Tyler Durden

    Tyler Durden Veteran Member

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  7. cloner

    cloner Senior Member

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    it didnt really work for me?
     
  8. Jackson

    Jackson Veteran Member

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    Yea, I had to squint a bit, kinda got it.
     
  9. xen

    xen Dirty Dozen Crew

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    makes me glad that there are people smarter than me with more time on their hands out there. nice.
     
  10. CACashRefund

    CACashRefund 12oz Loyalist

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    i just walked away from my computer


    i was probably like 8-10 feet away before i could finally see it
     
  11. the shitz

    the shitz New Jack

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    everybody at my work is looking at me all weird. :huh2:
     
  12. Harvey Wallbanger

    Harvey Wallbanger Dirty Dozen Crew

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    It's not a schooner, it's a sailboat!
     
  13. MAR

    MAR Veteran Member

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    "Id rate that a 10 on my weird shit-o-meter."

    --Will Smith.
     
  14. DITDxCULT

    DITDxCULT Senior Member

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    Same here - no one at my work really appreciated it.
     
  15. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

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    looks more like dr angry and mrs calm. but cool nonetheless
     
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