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Subject: Re: OT A New Optical Illusion Was Just Discovered, And Its Breaking
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On Tuesday, 12 December 2017 13:49:32 UTC, Mayayana  wrote:
> "Whisky-dave"<whisky.dave@gmail.com> wrote
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> |
> | Not sure about these sort of things does this also mean that if looking at 
> a photograph, we'll see distorted lines when they aren't distorted ?
> |
> |
> | http://digg.com/2017/curvature-blindness-illusion
> 
>   It doesn't sound very scientific to me.

What do you mean by that ?

> Since when
> are there "underlying mechanisms" for curve and
> corner perception? 

Well there must be a reason why we see a corner or a curve otherwise this wouldnlt work on anyone.

>Depth perception, to render 3-D
> vision, depends on the play of light. I don't see any
> need to make up new mechanisms to explain that
> phenomenon.

Where is the 3D in this ?

> 
>   The links are broken on that page. The scientist
> seems to be legitimate, but seems to specialize
> in "is-it-a-vase-or-is-it-a-face" research. At least
> my taxes are not funding this one. :)  

Most likely digg site playing up, maybe th4e link is just too long.


http://digg.com/2017/The%20underlying%20mechanisms%20for%20the%20ge...