Friday, April 24, 2009

Fun with Pink Dots

Beverly at How Sweet the Sound is hosting Pink Saturday Be sure and visit her for some pink fun!

If you stare at the blinking pink dots, you will see only one color, pink. If you look at the the + in the center, you'll see a circle of pink dots and a rotating green dot.Now, stare at the + without moving your eyes

The pink dots will disappear and you will see only a rotating green dot.
It's amazing how our brain works. There really is no green dot and the pink ones don't really disappear. This is proof that we don't always see what we think we see.

Did it work for you? It did for me but not at first!

Thanks for stopping by, and hope you have a wonderful Saturday!

Diane

40 comments:

xinex said...

This is really cool!...Christine

Blondie's Journal said...

It worked for me! Very clever! I feel a little dizzy though...

xoxo
Jane

Susie Mitchell said...

Those optical illusions always leave me thinking...now how did that happen? LOL
Hope you're set for a great weekend.
Blessings,
Susie

HiHo said...

very very coooool, happy pink, Heidi

bj said...

Hahahhhaa...I got this in an email the other day...Isn't it just amazing!!

Chandy said...

I did this in my "Learning and the Brain class"! Awesome post!

Becky said...

That is so cool! I love stuff like that.

Fifi Flowers said...

That is VERY interesting... LOVE things like this! A PERFECT PINK post!
ENJOY your weekend!
Fifi

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

WOW! this is so cool! this got to be most fun & interesting pink post!.. Happy PS!

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

What fun!!!
Happy Pink Saturday
♥ Teresa

debbie said...

DEAR DIANE,
HAPPY PINK SATURDAY. GREAT POST. I HAVE TO GO TO THE EYE DR. EVERY THREE MONTHS AND HAVE THESE TESTS WHERE I LOOK IN THIS MACHINE AND THEY ARE MOVING DOTS AROUND...I KNOW THIS IS DIFFERENT BUT IT MADE ME THINK OF THAT.......IT IS HARD TO CONVINCE YOURSELF THERE ISN'T REALLY GREEN WHEN YOUR EYES SAW IT. ODD ISN'T IT.
HAVE A GOOD WEEK-END
debbie

jeanne said...

Good morning, I love your pink eye trickery. I saw it right away. Now all I have to do is glance at it and yep, it's green. The pink doesn't really go away but the green rotates around. Weird.

Have a great weekend, Hugs...Jeanne

Magnolia Memories08 Seeing With The Heart said...

Diane very cute post. You always have the cutest post
I LOVE TO VISIT AND SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING.HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY..
VIKKI

suesueb said...

really cool!! happy pink week!

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

This is so cool!


~ Gabriela ~

susan said...

This is enough to make you wonder about "eye witnesses" of crimes!Thing I don't understand make me crazy!!--but thanks for a fun post!

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Wonderful "pink" exercise. A reminder it is always best to pause and think about what we "see". Happy Pink Saturday!

caren said...

I saw it - I think there is a message in that for all of us! Happy PS!

Smilingsal said...

Okay, I'm officially STRANGE! Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday.

Liz said...

Freaks me out everytime!
Happy Pink Saturday!
~Liz

Mimi said...

Happy Pink Saturday. Your blog is just such a delight to visit each week. Of course, all of the pink goodies always warm my ♥. This week everyone seems to be out-doing themselves!

Wishing you, and all those close to your ♥, a purr-fect weekend filled with joy, peace and gracious living.

I'll be showing this to my grandchildren, that's for sure!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Interesting! Enjoy your weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Michelle said...

Cute and fun!

Have a great Pink Saturday!

Connie said...

It worked, chickee!! That's amazing but I had to do it a few times to get the "hang" of it!
xoxo,
Connie

Llyn M said...

That's spooky!

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(¸.*´ (¸.*´* HAPPY PINK SATURDAY *

Candy said...

It worked! Too cool.
I didn't make the list but come by if you get a chance.
Seeing dots now, Candy

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That was fun, Diane. I couldn't keep my eyes completely still so the pink dots didn't disappear, but I saw the green one going around and the other green appear at the top. Then I moved my eyes every time. LOL! ;-)

XO,

Sheila

Light and Voices said...

Okay that was fun! ~Happy Pink Saturday.
Joyce M

Brenda said...

I wonder how on earth that happens? You're right. It is strange how our brains work. Thank goodness they work!
Brenda

Susie Jefferson said...

How weird is that! You learn something new every day. I saw the green dot straight away - so is that good news... or very bad news, lol.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Kelli@SassySouthernMom said...

It worked for me the first time. That's really cool...
Liked the post!!

nikkicrumpet said...

ok...I just wigged myself out. I almost fell off my chair lol. And now I'm going to be seeing green dots everywhere! Happy Pink Saturday!

KatCollects said...

I feel woozy, lol. Very cool how that works, happy Pink Saturday.
Kathy

fairiemoon said...

It worked for me. Wouldn't this be considered retina burn?

Happy Pink Saturday!
Erin :)

http://www.fairiemoon.typepad.com/fairiemoon/

TRES BELLE said...

That is so cool!! It worked for me. I've never seen anything like that before.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Kris

Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

It worked! That's fun. I also found that when I looked away I still saw green dots flashing on the rest of your page for a few seconds. I hope someone else saw that too. If not...I'm worried. :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I received this in an email, and thought it was amazing! It worked for me the first time I did it. laurie

Claudia said...

It did work for me...its utterly fascinating, isn't it? Happy Pink Saturday!

someplace in thyme said...

Yep, it worked, and the brain IS an amazing organ, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Judi said...

Hi Diane
I love teapots and the one with the violets is gorgeous!!
Happy Belated Pink Saturday...
I love auctions but they are rather long...
Judi