Friday, September 18, 2009

Sensation and Perception (Due September 25)

Go to http://www.exploratorium.edu/exhibits/f_exhibits.html and explore three different kinds of illusions. Most of these exhibits are electronic versions from the museum floor, a few are unique.
1.)Which of the many types of illusions do you find the most interesting?
2.)Which specific illusion was the most interesting and why?
3.)After exploring this page do you think seeing is believing?

69 comments:

  1. 1.) I think the ones that are most interesting are the ones that make you think you are seeing something that is actually not there.
    2.)The illusion that was the most interesting to me was the one with the blue dot in the middle of the green circle. This is the most interesting because I have experienced this before by looking at a dim light in a dark room, and the light disapers.
    3.)Definatley not. Seeing is only light coming in through your eyes and a chain reaction of neurons sending this message to your brain. So if something is wrong with your neurons or neurotransmitters, you will see something that is not really there.

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  2. 1.)i like the illusions that trick my mind into seeing something that wasen't there.
    2.)The one with the parrot, because after staring into the red parrots eye, my mind tricked me into seeing the green parrot.
    3.)No because you can see things that aren't there.

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  3. 1.)The one with the birds and the ghost bird would appear.
    2.)Which specific illusion was the most interesting and why? The one where the thing had stuff about the illusion with the eye and how you thought it was the picture but it really was your eyes.
    3.)After exploring this page do you think seeing is believing? I dont know really.

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  4. 1. I liked the illusion of the bird in the cage
    2. I liked this illusion because it was like seeing a ghost of a bird which was kinda cool
    3. I really think seeing is believe, you wouldnt really believe it if someone told you

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  6. 1) i likes the ones that would make my eyes feel like really trippy. like the black and white ones the most. well and that changing illusions one.
    2) the one i really enjoyed was the depth spinner. it felt like i was being hypnotized and that as if it was coming at me at the same time. weird i know!!
    3) i have always thought seeing is believing.. so this really didn't do anything for me. ha

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  7. 1.)i went to cafe wall illusions, bird in a cage, and the depth spinner
    2.)the depth spinner bc it played with my mind the most
    3.)seeing is only beleiving in certain situations

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  8. 1.)I think the bird in the cage,the shimmer and the mona lisa were very intresting. I could not view some others.
    2.)The mona lisa was the most intresting to me, because i've heard many things about it, and this was just another intresting thing you could do with that photo.
    3.)No, because your brain and eyes are always playing tricks on you. So, you may see things that aren't really there.

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  9. 1.) There were many that I was interested in, I can't really choose which one I like the best though, because I liked them all.

    2.) The Depth Spinner was definatly the most interesting to me.

    3.) I do not believe that seeing is believing because of the optical illusions are proof that seeing is not believing.

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  10. i like the old and young one best because i like trying to find the two.

    umm the young old one or the faces and vases probably

    not really its just the way your brain and eyes work like most of them really didnt do anything to me like the blue dot in the green circle so not really

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  11. 1) i liked the brid in the cage the most it really showed you how your eyes see light and color
    2)I think that the mona lisa was the most interesting.
    3)not really...eyes always play tricks on you because of the way the brain preceives different things

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  12. I though the bird was the most interesting

    2.)The bird was the best because it played a tric on you by letting you see something that only yuour mind could see ?
    3.)No I dont think so becasue on most of te illusion they told you what to expect to see , so that just tricks your mind into letting you see something that doesnt exist.

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  13. 1.)Which of the many types of illusions do you find the most interesting?

    I found the one with the 2 birds and the american flag very interesting. the idea of the afterimage in my eyeballs is cool.

    2.)Which specific illusion was the most interesting and why?

    The american flag. because once i looked at the blank part of the screen, it really looked like a blurred picture of the American flag. its cool to know how your brain is being tricked as it is being tricked

    3.)After exploring this page do you think seeing is believing?

    Definately not. There is more to the world than what meets the eye.

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  14. 1.)Which of the many types of illusions do you find the most interesting?
    i liked the ones that tricked you into seeing something that wasn't there or made something look like it was disappearing.
    2.)Which specific illusion was the most interesting and why? i liked the bird in the bird cage and the disappearing dot the best, bc it was the only ones that i thought worked really well
    3.)After exploring this page do you think seeing is believing?
    not really cause you may think your seeing it, but its all in your imagination.

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  15. 1.)Which of the many types of illusions do you find the most interesting?
    Shimmer!
    2.)Which specific illusion was the most interesting and why?
    shimmer, because it's not moving, but it seems like it is. No matter how hard you try to focus or how hard you try not to focus, it moves!
    3.)After exploring this page do you think seeing is believing?
    No, i know for sure that your mind play's tricks on you. Now that I visited this web site it just makes it even more believable that you cant always believe what you see. Sometimes you think you see something because your wanting to see it or your mind is playing with you!

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  16. 1) i really liked the ones that made it look like things were moving...

    2)my favorite was the depth spinner, i thought it was really cool to see the wall moving it kinda looked like it was melting.

    3) no, i think your mind can trick your eyes into seeing what it wants to, it can be very deceiving .

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  17. I found the illusions which you would stare at the center of then look at the wall or your hand, etc., were the most interesting.

    I thought the depth spinner was most interesting. It appeared that when it spun one way it was getting closer and when spun in the opposite direction it seemed to move away.

    In some cases yes, but in this one no. Our eyes tricked us into seeing things that weren't really there or things that weren't really happening.

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  18. 1.)Which of the many types of illusions do you find the most interesting? After images.
    2.)Which specific illusion was the most interesting and why? The American flag. It's just awesome yo. Like the ugly colors become the regular ones. You dig?
    3.)After exploring this page do you think seeing is believing? Nah. Not really. Your brain can trick you into seeing things that aren't there. Just like that little boy that says "I SEE DEAD PEOPLE."

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  19. 1.) I thought the sliding gray step and the mix-n-match were pretty cool.
    2.) the sliding gray step was the most interesting. it took me a while the figure it out and understand it but i got it.
    3.) Not at all, because your brain and your eyes trick you all the time so what you think your seeing isn't what your truley seeing.

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  20. 1. mona
    2. mona, b/c it was just weird to stare at the picture upside down
    3. no i just think these images plays tricks with your brain

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  21. 1) I found the Depth Spinner most interesting
    2)The American flag one was pretty interesting, since it looks like different colors until you look at a wall.
    3)Yea, whatever...unless your looking at optical illusions.

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  22. 1.)Which of the many types of illusions do you find the most interesting?
    - The depth spinner; post card exhibits.

    2.)Which specific illusion was the most interesting and why?
    - The squirming palm made my eyes hurt, but is also interesting.
    - And the post card exhibits, because I can actually see both images.

    3.)After exploring this page do you think seeing is believing?
    - Definitely not!

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  23. 1) i like the illusions that trick my mind into seeing something that wasen't there.
    2) My most favorite illusion was when all the dots moved real fast and it was trippy.
    3) No i think they play tricks with your mind.

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  24. 1.)Which of the many types of illusions do you find the most interesting?
    Finding the differences between the pictures.
    2.)Which specific illusion was the most interesting and why?
    The Mona because it doesn't look the same upside down as it did right side up.
    3.)After exploring this page do you think seeing is believing?
    Not always.

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  25. 1)The optical illusions I find most interesting are the illusions involving staring at an image until colors appear to change, or the image appears to move.
    2)The depth spinner was most interesting, because the spiral seems to be moving toward me, but after staring at the illusion for 30 seconds and looking at the wall, the spiral appeared to be moving the opposite direction.
    3) Seeing is the farthest alternative to believing; Optical illusions are only tricks to your eyes and brain.

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  26. I don't beleive seeing is believing because your eyes and brain arnt always on the same page, and your eyes cetches things that your brain doesn't. I like the after image thing i though that was pretty cool because you didn't expect it to mix the colors up and apear some where else when you stopped looking at an image.

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  27. 1.)I like the illusions that mmake you see other things, like the spinning wheels and the bird cage.
    2.)My favorite was the Depth Spinner. I thought it was interesting how it made the wall spin.
    3.)Not always. Your eyes can confuse you or at least they can send misinterpreted images to your brain.

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  28. 1.)the most appealing illusions are ones that make you see things that aren't their
    2.) The bird and the cage because why is it not the original colors?
    3.)I don't belive it and i hate the saying seeing is beliving i like belive half of what you see and none of what you hear.

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  29. i like the ones that make you see stuff..my favorite one was the bird bc i was like you kno watever im not gona see the "ghost" birds. but then i did and it had me trippin. yea i do believe that seeing is believing

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  30. 1. I find the ones that make things look warped are the most interesting.
    2. I Thought the cafe wall illusion was the most interesting, because the different shades between the bricks made it look either more or less warped.
    3. I do not think seeing is believing, because sometimes your brain interprets things wrong.

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  31. 1.I think the ones that suprise you are the most interesting or the really cool ones are really interesting
    2.i think the fading dot was very interesting i just seemed to disapear.
    3.no. there are illusions that can trick your brain into thinking that seeing is believeing but it is just seeeing something unbelieveable

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  32. 1.) i thought the depth spinner was the most interesting one.it was cool
    2.)the american flag one because it changes colors when you look away
    3.)yes. seeing is believing. for sure

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  33. 1.)the depth spinner and the bird in a cage were my favorites
    2.)deff the depth spinner because it makes people's faces look funny XD
    3.)nope

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  34. 1. The Temple illusion
    2. The fading dot. It has happened to me a couple of times and I just noticed.
    3. nah. sorry.

    (This is Josh Sanders.)

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  35. 1. i like the changing illusions one.

    2. the one where you think the dots are different sizes but they're actually the same.

    3. nah, your brain just trips you out.

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  36. Q: Which of the many types of illusions do you find the most interesting?
    A: Like Hannah, I liked the changing illsusions the best.

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    Q: Which specific illusion was the most interesting and why?
    A: The one with the large green cirlce and the tiny white dot in the middle.

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    Q: After exploring this page do you think seeing is believing?
    A: If you believe anything strongly enough, it becomes true.

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  37. 1.) I like ones that make you see things and trying to get int the same size.
    2.)My favorite one was the changing illusion because i was the more fun than any of the other ones.
    3.)no, becuase your just likes to mess with you.

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  38. 1) I like the ones that have two different things you can see but only you see one like the postcards.

    2) I like the old lady or young lady in the postcards. I like this one because it just made you think about were the other person was.

    3) No because its just your perspective.

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  39. I liked the ones that made thigs move around after looking at them for awile.
    my favorite one was the depht spinner, after stairing at it for awile it made everythig around me spin around and stuff, it was pretty cool.
    and yeah sure i guess seeing is believing

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  40. 1. I like the illusions that you look at and see one thing but then from a different angle you can see another. It is interesting to see how one picture can be many things.
    2. I like the after images alot. I think it is cool to see how the colors change after you are not looking at them anymore.
    3. I don't think seeing is believing.

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  41. 1.I liked the depth spinner and shimmer.
    2.I found the depth spinner the most interesting because when you stare at it and look away, it makes things move away or toward you.
    3.Nope, not really since our brains put a different perception on things.

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  42. 1)I like the one when you see something that is physical not there.

    2) The one that was most interesting to me was the one where you stare at the birds and look into the square and you would see a different color bird. I like this one cause again i saw something that wasn't there.

    3)No. our minds and eyes are always playing tricks on us. So i don't think seeing is believing.

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  43. 1.)Which of the many types of illusions do you find the most interesting?
    I find the the illusions that trick your mind into seeing colors or images that aren't there the most interesting.
    2.)Which specific illusion was the most interesting and why?
    The Bird Cage and Flag illusion because it made your mind perceive another image based on colors.
    3.)After exploring this page do you think seeing is believing?
    Not really, I think your mind can make you see what you want to, it's not always going to be reality though.

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  44. 1.) I enjoyed the ones that tricked your mind into seeing images that weren't there the most interesting.
    2.) Depth Spinner since it played with my mind the most.
    3.) No, definitely not. We see what we want to see whether we realize it or not.

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  45. 1. I think the ones that surprise you are most interesting. I also liked the bird cage one.
    2. The disappearing dot was my favorite one because it was easy to notice.
    3. No, i think its all in your perspective.

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  46. 1.) I like the ones you have to stare at to get any kind of results. Not the moving ones.

    2.) My favorite one was the shimmering one. Simply because it's kinda trippy.

    3.) Nope.

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  47. 1) i prefer the illusions that don't move, or do any kind of crazy things that make me want to throw up.
    2) my favorite would probably be the mona lisa illusion because it's (almost)the only one that doesn't make me sick.
    3) sometimes it is, sometimes it isn't. in this case, it isn't.

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  48. 1.)Which of the many types of illusions do you find the most interesting?

    The Depth Spinner.

    2.)Which specific illusion was the most interesting and why?

    The sliding gray step, because i think that one is darker, and there is no way around it.

    3.)After exploring this page do you think seeing is believing?

    Nope.

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  49. 1. Depth Spinner
    2. The PostCard Exhibits because I really enjoy those kind of illusions.
    3. Sometimes it can be but others it isnt.

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  50. 1. the depth spinner.
    2. i thought the bird one was the most intersting because idk, its almost just not belivable.
    3. seeing is not believing.

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  51. 1.)Which of the many types of illusions do you find the most interesting?

    i find the ones interesting that are appearing to be moving, but really aren't

    2.)Which specific illusion was the most interesting and why?
    the green circle with the fading dot... it does seem like the dot is disappearing but it isnt

    3.)After exploring this page do you think seeing is believing? no,

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  52. Im Turnin This In Late Apologize,
    -i like the ones that play with my eyes the most
    -The one with the dot that looked like it was fading away
    -No your eyes can play all kinds of tricks on you

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  53. I like the ones that make you think something is there without actually being there.

    the blue screen with the green dot took me a while to figure out


    illusions are everyday occurences... people percieve and interpret information and objects differentlyu... hints misunderstandings

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  54. 1. I found the Changing Illusions the most interesting.
    2. I think that the Mona was the single most interesting illusion because i would have never guessed the extent of the differences of the upside down photos.
    3. I do not think that seeing is believing because some things are not as they seem.

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  55. 1.)I liked the changing illusions was the most interesting.
    2.)I think that the Mona was a pretty interesting illusion.
    3.)Well sometimes i do think that seeing is believing and other times i dont so really to me its half and half

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  56. 1.)Which of the many types of illusions do you find the most interesting?
    I'm a big fan of the after images. they're crazy cool, no lie.
    2.)Which specific illusion was the most interesting and why?
    I think the most interesting one was the bird in the cage and the transposed flag, they were just cool thats all
    3.)After exploring this page do you think seeing is believing?
    Considering I practice street magic, I knew seeing wasn't believing before this so, this didn't change my opinion.

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  57. 1. I like the changing illusion that was interesting.
    2. The bird because it wasn't the orignal color.
    3. I do think that seeing is believing and other times it's like half and half to me.

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  58. I found the bird in the cage most interesting, I thought the way they went from outside the cage to inside was cool. I do think seeing is believing to a point but not all the time.

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  59. 1. The ones that are simple perception tricks. Where the brain creates the illusion.
    2. The shimmer illusion because it is one of the mentioned illusions.
    3. Seeing is not believing because the eyes can be fooled.

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  60. 1.) mona and the birds in the cage.
    2.) the sliding gray step was the most interesting. it took me a while the figure it out and understand it but i got it.
    3.) No, because your brain and your eyes trick you all the time so what you think your seeing isn't what your truley seeing all the time.

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  61. 1. I like the illusions that make you see things that aren't there.
    2. The parrots were cool. My eyes started to hurt after staring at a parrot for too long, so I started to move my eyes around and I could be the different color starting to show around the edges.
    3. No. I don't think you can ever trust your eyes. I'm a dork so I'm really big on conspiracies and stuff. I don't think seeing is believing at all.

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  62. 1.)Which of the many types of illusions do you find the most interesting?
    2.)Which specific illusion was the most interesting and why?
    3.)After exploring this page do you think seeing is believing?

    the blue and red bird illusion
    2 the bird cage on e was the most interesting to me.
    3 after seein this i dont think seeing is believing because i say things that were not there.

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  63. Katie Mackes

    1.)My favorite is the Color/Word thing.

    2.)The most interesting is probably the bird cage one, just because its weird that your eyes do that.

    3.)No. well, kinda. I thing you can't trust certain things, but other things its like...you see it, its there, so its real.

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  64. 1)I like the ones that make you see things that are not there, and that mess with you perception.

    2)The most interesting one in my opinion was the Depth Spinner because after you looked at it for a while then looked another way you still saw it, and it kinda twisted around whatever you were looking at :)

    3)I still think that seeing could be believing, except in these cases were your brain is tricked than seeing is not always believing.

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  65. i liked the depth spinner best

    it made the walls of the room go in

    no i do not

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  66. 1.)the bird in the cage is really cool
    2.) the bird in the cage because even when you look in the empty cage the bird still apears there but in a different color
    3.)no because the illusions are just that and arent real

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  67. 1) the ones that make you se things i like the best
    2) the bird cage was pretty neat
    3) no because your brain can be tricked

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  68. 1.)Which of the many types of illusions do you find the most interesting? Bird Cage
    2.)Which specific illusion was the most interesting and why? The American flag in bird cage because I think its so cool
    3.)After exploring this page do you think seeing is believing? No because your mind can play tricks on you

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  69. 1.)i thought the illuions where you stare at it for a while and something happens was the coolist. like the 'bird in the cage' effect.

    2.)i found the blue dot in the green circle to be the most interesting because even though i knew the dot was there i saw it dissapear from my vision.

    3.)i think seeing is believe in the sence that i understand the illusions and watched them happen.

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