Posted by on 1 June 2012 at 11:30 am  Link-O-Rama
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  • James

    I watched the face-deformation video, and I have to say, it doesn’t surprise me. If you look at a caricature drawings, they often look like the distorted images you see in the video. I recall reading that this is related to the way humans store images of faces–caricatures look like the person they’re of, despite looking nothing like the person, because our brains process faces that way. We don’t remember faces, we remember big foreheads, bushy eyebrows, and pointed chins. It’s an artifact of the software, essentially. Seeing a fleeting glimps of numerous faces in rapid succession may simply have the brain processing faces so fast that it can’t smooth out those impressions, so we’re essentially seeing what our brains really see faces as.

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