@PlacidPenguin Not if I have to manually enter your busted link. Works fine without it, so not necessary. The ‘s’ definitely breaks it. Probably anti-deep linking to block sites like Meh that Imgur can’t track or serve up ads to.
I did the eye blur thing way back when and saw nothing except the primary image.
And then I gave up on this exercise.
It’s kinda odd because I have a supposed aptitide for “pattern recognition”. (according to testing, I was a grad school volunteer for psych student practice testing torment once.)
“Pattern recognition” can be a conundrum in itself, philosophically vs perceptually. .
“What is a pattern?”, in its most fundamental sense.
We don’t know what other beings can perceive, so we may be leaving almost everything out.
And if we limit “patterns” to that which can be perceived by any mind conceivable to us, we still may be leaving “most” (in the mathematical sense) patterns out.
And those looking to our attempts to delimit or define (in the broadest and most rigorous formal terms, not limited even by a criteria of perceivability) the word “pattern”, we may still be leaving out the vast oceans of “pattern”, due to our own limitations.
Anyway, my supposed aptitude failed me on this instance.
Because optical illusions are weird. Letting my eyes go all funky and then something shows up is kinda fun. Figuring it out is cool.
It’s not always so straight forward. Sometimes my eyes blur and go straight several times before it actually becomes a thing. Then when it actually shows up, it feels like my eyes are mostly normal again and I can look around the 3d image.
@djslack@fool The 3d imagery “hidden” in the magic eye stereoscopes always came pretty easily to me. I guess for that reason, using the terminology to “solve” them seems odd to me.
I know the following trick doesn’t help with online images, but if you ever have the chance to see one of these framed and under glass, concentrate on your reflection in the glass and try to ignore the image itself. Re-calibrating your focal point in this manner usually will make the 3d image appear. Once you have trained your eyes to do this, you should be able to recognize them almost immediately, even without the benefit of the glass.
@f00l@RiotDemon I don’t know if pattern recognition figures into this much. It’s more about contorting your eyes until your depth perception sees the stereoscopic effect.
A “crosseyed” version would be easier to see (if you can cross your eyes, that is). Looking at this one with my eyes crossing, I can home in on it. But it’s an inverted image — background is foreground and vice versa — so it’s harder to make sense of it.