The Projector Illusion | EVERYDAY MYSTERIES | Summary and Q&A

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August 9, 2018
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The Projector Illusion | EVERYDAY MYSTERIES

TL;DR

The video explores the phenomenon of seeing colors that aren't present, especially when moving your eyes or looking at projectors.

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Key Insights

  • ๐Ÿฅน Viewing colors that aren't present is due to persistence of vision, where the visual system holds on to a perceived image for longer than it is actually there.
  • ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Eye motion, specifically saccades, is suppressed by the brain to prevent disruption in perception.
  • ๐Ÿ˜’ Projectors use multiple colors and take advantage of the brain's blending capabilities to create the perception of white.

Transcript

Hey, I'm Dianna. You're watching Physics Girl, and I want to show you something that I made. It's a video with actually a strong warning. I don't know what legal language I'm supposed to use. --ilepsy. Warning this video may potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised. This video is uploaded a... Read More

Questions & Answers

Q: Why do we see stripes of color on a white screen when moving our eyes quickly?

The phenomenon occurs due to persistence of vision and the fact that projectors use multiple colors, which our brain blends together to perceive as white.

Q: Can you see your own eyes moving when you look from one eye to the other in a mirror?

No, you cannot see your own eyes moving because your brain suppresses the perception of eye movement, known as saccades, to prevent disruption.

Q: Why does the second hand of a clock sometimes appear to be still?

When your eyes are moving during the period when the second hand moves, your brain processes it as still, causing the perception of a longer second.

Q: How does the visual system change during periods of eye motion?

Studies have shown that the brain's response to visual stimuli changes during periods of eye motion, leading to the discard of information and altered perception.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • The video starts with a warning about potential seizures due to the use of 60 frames per second. It explains that if you pause the video, you'll only see red, green, or blue colors.

  • The host shares her personal observations of seeing stripes of color on a white screen and asks viewers to try some experiments with moving their eyes to see similar effects.

  • The video delves into the science behind these observations, discussing eye motion, the brain's response to visual stimuli, and persistence of vision.

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