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Old 01-04-2012, 01:51 PM   #1
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Maybe this is why cars don't see us? We just disapear.
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:08 PM   #2
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Oh, wow. Thanks for reposting. Very interesting.
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:16 PM   #3
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Oh, wow. Thanks for reposting. Very interesting.
Oh, You are very welcome sir, I searched for it and all I came up with was
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Old 01-05-2012, 04:57 AM   #4
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I think I'm special. The Yellow dots never disappeared for me.

This might be a good test then for who must be mandated to purchase vehicles with ABS and traction control systems as it will show who has the ability to attain complete situational awareness to avoid accidents without the need for techno assistance.
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:00 AM   #5
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to combat this effect on a bike, shake your ass once in while -- do a quick one-two swerve that doesn't change your direction but does make your bike wiggle.

Moving the rear light from side to side breaks the illusion and gives other commuters the chance to see you again.

plus, it's kinda fun
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:10 AM   #6
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shake shake shake, shake shake shake ... !
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Old 01-05-2012, 05:22 PM   #7
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I didn't see any motorcycles. Those things are INVISIBLE I tell ya.
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Old 01-05-2012, 05:40 PM   #8
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I think I'm special. The Yellow dots never disappeared for me.
You're not special, you just lack concentration skills.

It's not as if it was easy to make the yellow dots disappear, lol.

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That was an illusion I've never seen before. I'm still not sure what it should teach me about perception vs. reality, but thank you for the education - I'll store it away and, hopefully, won't be tricked by something similar in the future.
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:00 PM   #9
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Now pick a Yellow dot and focus only on it.
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:23 PM   #10
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:44 PM   #11
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Well I'm sure as hell glad that's not what I see while I'm riding over the speed limit every day...

I don't get it myself. If a yellow did go out out it was just for a second... Or, I could do what I call "split" my vision, splitting the focal point of my eyes between the two, and I'd see them all far longer than if I focused on the green dot...

Do yellow and blue still make green? I wonder if that and your cones has anything to do with it?

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The three types of cones (L for long, M for medium and S for short) have some overlap in the wavelengths of light to which they respond, so it is more efficient for the visual system to record differences between the responses of cones, rather than each type of cone's individual response.

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Old 01-05-2012, 09:28 PM   #12
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:29 AM   #13
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I did focus on it, but was still able to see everything else going on.
I'm actually wondering if the surgeries I had when I was a kid for Amblyopia might have an affect on my ability to focus on the dot yet, still see everything else.

I can make the other dots do what's described but, only if I move my head weird ways to make it happen while still focusing on the main dot...then the yellow will disappear now and then

B.T.W. Amblyopia is a condition that caused me to see double up until the time I was 12 yrs old. I'm actually thinking it might have given my brain the ability to decipher things differently in these tests due to having been originally trained to have to work with seeing double for so many yrs. as if that were normal.

I can concentrate just fine, thank you very much.

Ps. The other test (which didn't really require any concentration) also didn't work the way it should have for me. Next time I go to the Eye Doctor, I'll definitely inquire about this anamoly with my vision.
I've just learned that sometimes being a retard has its benefits. Looks like the last laugh is on me for all the times I was picked on as a kid for being cross-eyed. HAH!

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Old 01-06-2012, 02:39 AM   #14
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If anything, the first test really drives home the point as to why scanning is such an important riding skill. (vs. focusing on one main thing/direction)
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