Optical Illusions...do you like them?
Can you see the illusions?
Some people can't~
Optical illusions are sometimes used in brain injury rehabilitation~ especially if the the patient has vision problems such as depth perception or problems discerning field/foreground.
Curtis has vision problems from his car accident. He has learned to adapt really well! In fact, I'm amazed at how well he has been able to learn to live with this disability.
Can you see the old woman?
Can you see the young woman?
Do you see a man's face?
The word "Liar"?
•An optical illusion (also called a visual illusion) is characterized by visually perceived images that differ from objective reality. The information gathered by the eye is processed in the brain to give a percept that does not tally with a physical measurement of the stimulus source. ...
•the use of shapes, colour, and line distortions which trick the eye and brain. When viewing confusing images, our brain can sometimes interpret visual information and cues incorrectly,or at other times our brains fill in the missing pieces.
Sometimes, our brains can play tricks on us!
Cherie has a great blog, Bakow Babble that most of you probably already read.
A while back, she posted about her word of the year.
And then she posted a cute word strip under her header...
So cute! So clever!
Uh...it's misspelled! (Go ahead, go look again and then come right back, okay?) Bakow Babble...
So...I figured she would eventually figure it out.
Then, I was reading this blog: Meanwhile Back at the Gusty Ridge Ranch and Keely posted the word strip that she had made for Cherie...
It was misspelled there too!!! (Alright...go take a peak...here's the link to the post...Gusty Ridge Ranch)
ACK!!! (Cherie and Keely...do not freak out!!!) :)
Still, I figured someone was bound to figure it out!
I contemplated kindly mentioning it to Cherie...but decided not to. (Good thing!)
I decided just to ignore it!!! But every time I read Cherie's blog...there it was! This giant, misspelled word!!! I couldn't ignore it! It wouldn't go away...it seemed to get bigger and bigger every time I visited her blog!!! (Edgar Allan Poe ish?)...
A few days ago, I was reading blogs when Emily came home from work.
She sat down and asked me what I was doin'.
Seeing my opportunity, I quickly pulled up Cherie's blog and asked Emily;
"Do you see anything wrong on this page?"
"No, Mother. It looks fine to me." (Her calling me Mother should have been the first clue!)
She looks again.
"Nope, nothing. Nothing wrong here. Nopeity. Nope. Nope." (Okay, she didn't really say it like that~ I'm taking some creative liberties here!)
"Ha! That word is misspelled!!!" (I point to the word on the screen)
"Uh...mom? What do you think it says?" (Warning! Danger ahead!!!!)
"STRENGTH" (clearly misspelled, I think to myself)
"Mom, that word says STRETCH."
So...I am wondering if Keely will make me a cool word strip? But first I have to change my word of the year from CONNECT to
(What do you mean I misspelled it?)
(And my brain still tries to read that word as Strength!!! Maybe I need vision therapy?)