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# How many dots can you see?

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posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 07:50 PM
I am a big fan of optical illusions and this one is pretty cool. Try it out!

How many dots can you see at one time?

metro.co.uk...

I can see 4 at one time when my eyes are fixated on one point of the image in a square formation. Looking at different parts of the image makes dots appear in new locations and disappear from previous locations.

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posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 07:54 PM

I haven't come across that one before, pretty cool. If I let my eyes fall out of focus I could see 4 — mostling in a single horizontal line but sometimes in 4 in a square.

EDIT:

That was a normal viewing distance. If I moved in closer, I could see a 6 in a rectangle.
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posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 07:55 PM
12 "reading" it like a book, 1 looking at center, 1 headache, thanks

Lol, jk, thanks for sharing, cool.

posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 07:58 PM

originally posted by: theantediluvian

I haven't come across that one before, pretty cool. If I let my eyes fall out of focus I could see 4 — mostling in a single horizontal line but sometimes in 4 in a square.

EDIT:

That was a normal viewing distance. If I moved in closer, I could see a 6 in a rectangle.

Yeah your right buddy, it completely changes w distance or screen res. Weird. Cool.

posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 08:08 PM
Funny though. This works like one of those 3D puzzles. Look just beyond the pic.
I see 8 across the middle line. Cool image. Looking again I see 24 total in the 3D perspective. 8 top, 8 middle and 8 bottom.

edit on 12-9-2016 by UFO1414 because: 3D!!!

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posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 08:10 PM
I got 12 looking in a grid pattern.

posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 08:17 PM

Pretty neat. Reminds me of a macular degeneration test at the eye doctor.

p.s. why is this in the grey area forum?

posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 08:18 PM

Yep.

I can now see twelve.

If you put your nose right up to your monitor, look for a second or two and then sit back to your normal viewing position, you'll see all twelve dots afterward... permanently.

Freaky !

posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 08:19 PM

originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha

Pretty neat. Reminds me of a macular degeneration test at the eye doctor.

p.s. why is this in the grey area forum?

It does seem like that.

I dunno, i was thinking health and wellness but i didnt know where else to put it lol. Looks like we got moved to general chit chat. Damnit, that was where i was going to put this thread originally too. Always trust the gut they say.
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posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 08:20 PM

originally posted by: CranialSponge

Yep.

I can now see twelve.

If you put your nose right up to your monitor, look for a second or two and then sit back to your normal viewing position, you'll see all twelve dots afterward... permanently.

Freaky !

Oooo nice find.

posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 08:23 PM

4 at a time and 12 total

posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 08:24 PM

Twelve

posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 08:25 PM

I think the real optical illusion of the thread is that you asked how many dots can be seen at one time...

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posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 08:27 PM

originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha

I think the real optical illusion of the thread is that you asked how many dots can be seen at one time...

*Cue x-files theme

posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 08:30 PM

posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 08:32 PM

originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha

Lmfao!!! If i could give you a flag for that video i would. The part where the kid gets sucked under the rainbow sheet thing is priceless.

posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 08:40 PM

Similar to how many words can you see at one time......when reading a book. You still have to visually absorb it....
scanning is acceptable.....and that's why people are saying twelve.

Because - when you read a paragraph, you see many words "at once" but you process them a few at a time.

E.G.
When you look at the screen for ATS, how many words do you see at once?
"Quantity" is approximated, but "comprehension" is something entirely different.

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posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 08:52 PM

I observed one dot. I must be looking at it wrong.

posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 08:58 PM

Wut?

posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 11:07 PM
Twelve? That is what I see. First I saw the top four, then I saw the bottom four, then the four in the middle row. Now I can see them all at one time because I know they are there.

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