Disappearing Colors Optical Illusion

Color 10 April 2018 0 Comments

Disappearing Colors Optical Illusion

This image recently showed up on Reddit and gained a lot of attention (and comments).  If you stare at the center of the picture of blurry colors below, the colors will slowly start to fade away and seem to disappear.  If you break the stare, the colors will again reappear. This visual phenomenon is very […]

Troxler’s Fading

Miscellaneous 18 January 2013 0 Comments

Troxler's Fading

In 1804, an interesting effect was discovered by Ignaz Troxler.  He noticed that something strange would happen if you fixated your eyes on one particular point (see the red dot below) for about 15-30 seconds.   When doing so, images in your peripheral vision (the blurry blue circle below) would fade away and eventually disappear […]