Optical illusion of a moving diamond is a must watch
New Delhi : One of the most viral things on the internet is optical illusions. From teenagers to adults, everyone finds interest in mind-boggling things. The latest one trending on the internet is moving diamond optical illusion which is doing rounds on the internet and has zigzagged our brain. It has even confused a lot of netizens.
The illusion has been created by scientists Oliver Flynn and Arthur Shapiro from the American University in Washington DC. In the picture, it looks like the diamond is moving, however, it remains on the same place.
Arthur Shapiro shared it on Twitter, describing the illusion as, “The perpetual diamond: The diamond remains fixed in one place but appears to move up, down, left, or, right. See how far away you can be from your screen before the effect goes away.”
Check out the illusion below:
Check out the reactions from Twitter users below:
A square at a 45 degree angle is still a square. There is no such 2d shape as a diamond. Whoever made this is clearly intelligent on some level so why not give this shape it's correct name?— Tim Coleman (@PixelsNTing) June 4, 2019
That’s incredible‼️:-)— HIMUKA (@flock_pina) June 2, 2019
It only appears to move when the white and black bevel lines appear on each side. When these are absent the illusion is gone.— No, not THAT George Nader (@gnader) June 3, 2019
Is this related to the "Motion without movement" effect decided by Adelson & Freeman in the early 90's? Basically cycling phase-shifts of image structure parallel to the object border...— Steven Dakin (@StevenDakin) June 2, 2019
"A rectangle with four equal sides is still a rectangle." "So it doesn't have 4 right angles then? It's not a rectangle?" Same idea.— Loren Lee Chen (@LorenLChen) June 5, 2019
Far enough to confirm that i quit this challenge.— someone (@Jonalert) June 3, 2019
The illusion can be potentially used as a tool for tests of spatial contrast, temporal contrast, contrast gain, and colour contrast.