Islamic Stars

This is one of the most beautiful patterns I have ever seen:  mousing over it and seeing how the pattern changes has kept me occupied for hours!

(Hence, no other post… but it is worth it!)

DANG!!!

Despite trying, I cannot seem to be able to embed this into my blog!!!  Disappointing!!!

OK –  here is the next best thing:  the link. And, please notice that you can go to other images, too!  Just follow the icon on the bottom right and click left or right.  Some of the other images are also WAY better than any TV show!

Hours of entertainment!

Cross posted at ‘Xanthippa on Aspergers’


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Hmmmm, Melba Toast!

'Can I has Melba Toast?'

Not ‘Photoshopped’!

Really!  Yet, I do admit, the colours look ‘unnatural’.  My defence has to be my ignorance:  even if I wanted to, I would have no idea HOW to tweak the photo to achieve something like this!
Charles Roka could have painted THESE skies!

Charles Roka could have painted THESE skies!

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Perceptions and mind games

Our mind is always processing ‘stuff’ around us.  And it is relatively easy for our mind trick us into perceiving things that are not there, or into not perceiving things that are there.  And so on….

This is such a fascinating subject!  What is it about our minds that allows this trickery to go on?  Many people have been asking this – Scientific American addresses it in ‘The Neuroscience of Illusion’.

Yes, true, this is looking at optical illusions only, but, well, that is the first step!  And some of these illusions are pretty neat! (If you want to skip the article, here is a link for the 5 illusions themselves).  And here is a whole gallery of them!

And, in my never-humble-way, here, for your enjoyment, is an optical illusion that I think is my own (though, with the mind playing tricks like this, I might have seen it somewhere, and then just been tricked into thinking I thought of it…) 

Do you see the big bird, or the little bird?

Because it is in a tree, it is ‘obvious’ (hopefully) that this is a picture of a bird.  Well, two birds – but not at once.  One is a big bird, one is a little bird.

Which one did you see first?