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Hello, when I place my nose on my partners nose, she only has one eye, the two eyes merge into one and the distance contacts between the eyes , why?

It also does this with spots draw on paper.


 

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Re: Why does the distance contract on my partners eyes?
« Reply #1 on: 20/11/2015 14:10:11 »
She is unfortunately a cyclops in disguise and you can only see through that disguise from really close up.
Does she keep offering you extra pudding? Fattening you up I would say :)

Spots on paper is easier to explain, it's because each eye can only see the spot directly in front of it and the brain merges the 2. Try it with different coloured spots, or put a different letter/number at each position.
On the other hand it might be cyclops paper, so keep away!
 

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Re: Why does the distance contract on my partners eyes?
« Reply #2 on: 20/11/2015 14:27:52 »
So because her right eye is projecting a mirrored reflection on to my left eye, and her left eye is projecting a mirrored reflection onto to my right eye, both my eyes are seeing the same thing , so my brain merges the imagine and can not decode it as separate images and see's it  as one image?

added - it works with 20p pieces as well lol


so how can two objects become one, an illusion by the brain?

its like a cool magic vanishing trick
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Re: Why does the distance contract on my partners eyes?
« Reply #3 on: 20/11/2015 14:40:41 »
the brain expects each eye to be seeing the same object from different angles and merges the two to create a 3d view.
Try this, hold your thumb out at arms length so it in front of your right eye. Look at the thumb and close your right eye. If you are right eyed you will see that each eye has a different view of your thumb. If your thumb doesn't appear to move to the right try closing the left eye instead, you may be left eye dominant.
 
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Re: Why does the distance contract on my partners eyes?
« Reply #4 on: 20/11/2015 14:43:48 »
the brain expects each eye to be seeing the same object from different angles and merges the two to create a 3d view.
Try this, hold your thumb out at arms length so it in front of your right eye. Look at the thumb and close your right eye. If you are right eyed you will see that each eye has a different view of your thumb. If your thumb doesn't appear to move to the right try closing the left eye instead, you may be left eye dominant.

Yes I have done this before, you can just alternate left and right eye open and shut and seemingly all objects move, Thank you Colin I was curious to how and why. I am going to tell my children I am magic and show them this illusion when they come in from school lol using the coins.
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Re: Why does the distance contract on my partners eyes?
« Reply #5 on: 20/11/2015 14:53:48 »
Two other cool things to try with this:

You can look straight down at the keyboard of your computer, and if you focus just right, adjacent letters will merge into keys that look like they have two letters superimposed, and the keyboard will appear to be about half as far away as it actually is (like a "magic eye" picture http://www.magiceye.com/saturn.jpg)

Also, you can roll up a piece of paper into a tube (I think this works best with a diameter of about an inch). Look through the tube with one eye, and place your hand about two inches in front of the other eye. When you look out at a distance, a hole appears in the middle of your hand!
 
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Re: Why does the distance contract on my partners eyes?
« Reply #6 on: 20/11/2015 15:52:26 »
Two other cool things to try with this:

You can look straight down at the keyboard of your computer, and if you focus just right, adjacent letters will merge into keys that look like they have two letters superimposed, and the keyboard will appear to be about half as far away as it actually is (like a "magic eye" picture http://www.magiceye.com/saturn.jpg)

Also, you can roll up a piece of paper into a tube (I think this works best with a diameter of about an inch). Look through the tube with one eye, and place your hand about two inches in front of the other eye. When you look out at a distance, a hole appears in the middle of your hand!

Thanks that paper roll up is a bit freaky lol
 

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Re: Why does the distance contract on my partners eyes?
« Reply #7 on: 21/11/2015 00:20:33 »
Here's an old one, taught to me by my grandfather.
Look at the far wall and keep your eyes on it as you bring your two index fingers horizontally in front of your eyes and move them towards each other so that the tips would touch. Before they touch you should see a disembodied sausage between the two fingertips. Move the fingers backwards and forwards to vary the effect.
 

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Re: Why does the distance contract on my partners eyes?
« Reply #8 on: 21/11/2015 19:47:30 »
Your brain creates some tactile illusions as well.  Cross your middle and index fingers so as to bring the tips as close together as possible.  Get someone to hold a small sphere (it works with other things as well, but a sphere is best) so you can touch it with your crossed finger tips, but not see it.  Move your fingers and you should feel two spheres.
 

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