Weekly Dose of Woah #44 [October 2, 2019]

natural visual illusion

If you’ve been with the Weekly Doses of Woah from the beginning, you know we’re a fan of making you say “woah” by way of visual illusions.

Typically, such illusions are generated in labs, specifically designed ot take advantage of the hard-coding of your visual system.

What’s extra cool is when the illusions present themselve organically.

For instance, take a look at this video recording of people leaving the San Siro Football Stadium in Milan:

via Gfycat

Doesn’t it look like the entire sprial structure is moving?

All that is moving are the people. Since each level of people walking are in sync, it provides the illusion that the entire structure is moving. That is, until you realize it and “snap out of it”.

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About Nicco Reggente, PhD 167 Articles
Nicco is the co-founder and CEO of WoahStork and Strain Genie-- two companies dedicated to bringing to life his passion of bringing personalized medicine to the cannabis industry. Nicco received his PhD from UCLA in cognitive neuroscience with a focus on machine learning applied to neuroimaging datasets. He previously received two B.As from NYU in Psychology and Philosophy.

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