Monday, July 30, 2012

messyheads: "Ugly Girl" (video)

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  1. The video footage is from -
    "Shocking illusion - Pretty girls turn ugly!"
    A new scientific finding called the "Flashed Face Distortion Effect". You can read more about it here: perceptionweb.com/abstract.cgi?id=p6968

    Abstract. We describe a novel face distortion effect resulting from the fast-paced presentation of eye-aligned faces. When cycling through the faces on a computer screen, each face seems to become a caricature of itself and some faces appear highly deformed, even grotesque. The degree of distortion is greatest for faces that deviate from the others in the set on a particular dimension (eg if a person has a large forehead, it looks particularly large). This new method of image presentation, based on alignment and speed, could provide a useful tool for investigating contrastive distortion effects and face adaptation.

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