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(Gizmodo)   The Thatcher Effect demonstrates how we interpret facial features   (sploid.gizmodo.com) divider line 11
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2014-02-05 10:49:05 AM  
Wait, couldn't everyone tell something was weird about the upside down face from the get go? It didn't look normal to me, it looked like someone did something with the eyes and lips.
 
2014-02-05 10:55:08 AM  
static.guim.co.uk

Something weird, all right.
 
2014-02-05 11:03:33 AM  
I'm not sure which is more interesting: that is the first time the author heard about this, or subby, or the mods.
 
2014-02-05 11:19:03 AM  

Skleenar: [static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]

Something weird, all right.


Ah, childhood memories.
 
2014-02-05 11:26:11 AM  
i thought the thatcher effect was what happened to people's faces when they heard she finally died
 
2014-02-05 11:27:46 AM  

RexTalionis: Wait, couldn't everyone tell something was weird about the upside down face from the get go? It didn't look normal to me, it looked like someone did something with the eyes and lips.


I could. I think my brain must be abnormal.
 
2014-02-05 11:36:39 AM  

WickerNipple: I'm not sure which is more interesting: that is the first time the author heard about this, or subby, or the mods.


http://xkcd.com/1053/


RexTalionis: Wait, couldn't everyone tell something was weird about the upside down face from the get go? It didn't look normal to me, it looked like someone did something with the eyes and lips.


I think the point is while it might look subtly wrong in the upside down configuration, but in the normal orientation it looks totally freaky. If the brain was consistent it should have the same response to both views.


/personally prefer the hollow face illusion for showing people how different what you think you are seeing is and what is actually there can be
 
2014-02-05 12:12:17 PM  
The reason you could tell is because it was a video.  It's much easier to convince the brain in the still images that have been around before.

I mean, they grabbed the entire circle around the damn eyes, which was now moving upside down compared to the face.  The photos from last year, those just cut the eyes, which is the correct way to do this.
 
2014-02-05 12:19:11 PM  
It looked odd but not nearly as odd as the second image (upside down mouth and eyes right side up head) of course you could tell something was wrong because of the video editing.  The point was that one looked off and the other looked completely alien.  IMO the point was still made.
 
2014-02-05 12:32:34 PM  

With the Olympic games starting I'm reminded of this


i.imgur.com

 
2014-02-05 12:53:15 PM  
Some people's faces are just born this way.

i.stack.imgur.com
 
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