Voted best illusion of the year. Rightly so. 

From Jordan Suchow’s Vimeo site:

Instructions: Keep your eyes fixed on the small white mark in the center. At first, the ring is stationary and it’s easy to tell that the dots are changing. A few seconds later, the ring begins to rotate and the dots suddenly appear to stop changing.

But play the movie again, this time looking directly at one of the dots and following it as the ring rotates. You will see that, in fact, the dots had been changing the whole time, even during the rotation—you just didn’t notice it. This failure to detect that moving objects are changing is silencing.

Motion silences awareness of color changes (by Jordan Suchow)

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    my braiiinnnnnn
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    Voted best illusion of the year. Rightly so. From Jordan Suchow’s Vimeo site: Instructions: Keep your eyes fixed on the...
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    Ooh, sh!t. And kind of hypnotic.
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    Crazy or crazy awesome?
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    I honestly did not get it. My eyes are getting old and no longer able to focus in the center, I guess.
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    if I really concentrate, I can eventually...while it is spinning, but it is difficult.
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    "whoa"
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    Maybe it’s because I read the trick first but this doesn’t work on me.
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    this. Utterly confounding (and...festive party colors, too!).
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    I didn’t get completely illusioned (which is not a word, but appears to be one - see what I did there?), but still....
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