Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Curveball Illusion

I hadn't seen this curveball illusion before. Very striking and surprising. I haven't had a chance to look into the theory behind it yet, but it seems to me to suggest something strange about the mapping of visual input into peripheral space.

(Thanks to Paul Hoffman for the pointer.)

6 comments:

Jorgen said...

It seems like the quicker the speed that I set the ball's rotation, the more extreme the angle becomes as it descends. That is interesting.

Jeff Rubard said...

Eric,

Come along on my death trip.

Michael Metzler said...

The Situationist has just made an entry on this illusion.

Jeff Rubard said...

That is to say:
Perception and Illusion

Jeff Rubard said...

*perdon*, *Perception and Consciousness*; a tribute to *Dennis Stampe*, if memory serves.

Big Red Jeff Rubard said...

And, I suppose, if it will help *you* I will be a "Nixonite" of *Oxford University Press*: OUP!