The test of the Blurry Heart illusion is to figure out where the background begins. I find it fascinating to know that the illusion doesn’t appear to happen when the blurry heart pictures are imitated in black and white. You can check out the black and white replication of the blurry heart on the internet to see what I mean.
About the Blurry heart
Koshke Takahashi and his teammates Ryosuke Niimi and Katsumi Watanabe hypothesized that illusory motion is stimulated by blurred red-blue edges. Visual patterns consisting of a red-and-blue area with a blurry edge can generate illusive movement. According to Koshke Takahashi, eye motion over still patterns creates illusory movement of the edges that appear in reverse of the eye movement. This deceptive effect also happens for patterns in motion without the movement of the eye. The illusion infers the impact of color mixture on the spatial attentiveness of a blurry edge.
About the Artist
Kohske Takahashi studied in the University of Tokyo and specialized in Cognitive Psychology. Koshke and his team have found out that by drawing figures with blurry edges, and utilizing the colors red and blue, they could make shapes that appeared to beat. In examination, a shape with characterized edges doesn’t have the same impact.
Thank you very much Kohske Takahashi for allowing us to post and share your Blurry Heart. If you wish to know more about his illusion pictures, you can go and visit his website.