EXPLAIN THIS BULLSHIT. .. Actually, all the diamonds are exactly the same, they just have a slight gradient from a lighter gray to a darker gray, so the top of one diamond is lighter tha
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#153 - calidascopeeyes (05/12/2013) [-]
MFW
MFW
#150 - Wrathchild (05/12/2013) [-]
posted this as an anon on accident, cuz i'm dumb and don't check to see if i'm signed in anymore

this is actually due to the center/surround receptive fields in the eyes. the ganglion cells that receive and transmits visual information to the brain can be categorized as ON-cells or OFF-cells. When light shines on the center of ON-cells, this increases the firing rate of AP's, while light hitting the peripheral of ON-cells decreases AP firing rates, and vice-versa for OFF-cells. In this illusion, much like the mach band illusion, are all the same color, but because of the alignment of the diamonds, some of them are activating ON-cells, increasing the firing rate of AP's, and the others are stimulating OFF-cells. This causes the apparent discrepancy in coloration
#149 - anonymous (05/12/2013) [-]
this is actually due to the center/surround receptive fields in the eyes. the ganglion cells that receive and transmits visual information to the brain can be categorized as ON-cells or OFF-cells. When light shines on the center of ON-cells, this increases the firing rate of AP's, while light hitting the peripheral of ON-cells decreases AP firing rates, and vice-versa for OFF-cells. In this illusion, much like the mach band illusion, are all the same color, but because of the alignment of the diamonds, some of them are activating ON-cells, increasing the firing rate of AP's, and the others are stimulating OFF-cells. This causes the apparent discrepancy in coloration
#148 - lolme (05/12/2013) [-]
If you flip them over it's real easy to see that they're really the same.
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#144 - xxxgnipsxxx (05/12/2013) [-]
must be angle of light hitting the paper
#143 - tommymemeborn (05/11/2013) [-]
all of my wat
all of my wat
User avatar #141 - theivindon (05/11/2013) [-]
50 shades of grey
#140 - zorororonoa (05/11/2013) [-]
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User avatar #138 - kevinipples (05/11/2013) [-]
i would guess it has to do with the angle that the light hits the paper
User avatar #136 - ichies ONLINE (05/11/2013) [-]
All 3 gray rows are the same, it's a gradient of light gray top and darker gray bottom, but because of the contrast with white, the first row seems darker.
#134 - trimageryan (05/11/2013) [-]
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User avatar #130 - cloudshadowevil (05/11/2013) [-]
All pieces are gradient.
User avatar #131 to #130 - cloudshadowevil (05/11/2013) [-]
Same gradient*
#128 - ronnywillkillyou (05/11/2013) [-]
Alright guys you explained it, but can you explain why kids love the taste of cinnamon toast crunch!?
User avatar #127 - hentaisweetie (05/11/2013) [-]
gradient
#123 - carnageboy (05/11/2013) [-]
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User avatar #119 - kyoutu (05/11/2013) [-]
The magic of gradients...
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