Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Natural Hallucinogen

This You Tube post titles itself "Natural Hallucinogen", and I assume that is correct in a technical sort of way... But the thing that interests me about it is pretty far from how 'trippy' it is... I am very interested in the way the brain can train or even 'trick" itself into adapting to the visual phenomenon of seeing things in motion, and then when the phenomena is immediately taken away we see the residual effects of the adaptation while our brain is still adapting back to the visual phenomenon of stillness.

Note: It should be watched full-screen for the effect to work... and turn off the sound if you are like me and you hate crappy techno music.

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