Can your brain handle this?
There’s no image manipulation or processing of any type going on… so what’s happening? Obviously the people can’t be changing sizes, so something’s going on. It’s called an Ames Room, and it was invented by American ophthalmologist Adelbert Ames, Jr. in 1934 to screw with your brain. There are actually two illusions associated with the Ames Room. First of all, the
This hybrid image combines low spatial components of a photo of Marilyn Monroe and high spatial frequency components of an image of Albert Einstein. At lower resolution (look at your computer screen from farther away), the low spatial component is more dominant, while at closer up the higher frequency should be more persistent. So, as the image gradually enlarges people with good eyesight should see Albert Einstein, while those with poor vision will pick up a blurry image, according to researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who made the optical illusion.
This mesmerizing photo wasn’t doctored in any way. The so called “Bulge” illusion was made by Mary Coffelt, Briena Heller, and Michael McCamy at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix laboratories last summer by strategically placing white and purple M&Ms so they bulge out. Cool stuff, right? If you’re not convinced, check out the video below to see how the
Yesterday, residents in many parts of the US were treated to a wonderful sight as the sun became wrapped in a rainbow halo. Like a brilliant all seeing eye, the sun cast its rays from a most privileged position prompting some unsuspecting people to believe an alien invasion is nigh. ZME Science folks, however, know better. This is all but
The much dreamed off invisibility cloak is just a few tiny steps away, after remarkable research in the field, many backed by military interests, have sparked some amazing advances. In the last few years alone, scientists have managed to successfully cloak various objects either using meta-materials that bent light around an object to conceal it or electrically stimulated nanotubes which cause
The famous El Capitan’s Horsetail Falls, in the National Park with the same name offered some very lucky visitors a strange scenery. El Capitan is the largest granite monolith in the world and the waterfall that forms on it offers one of the most spectacular views of the park. An even more astonishing view of the waterfall is created by