Flashed Face Distortion Effect

The flashed face distortion effect is a pretty cool and rather creepy optical illusion. If you show two ordinary faces side by side with a gap in between them, then rapidly change the images and stare at a cross in the centre, the faces morph into grotesque versions of themselves.

The research was done by Matthew Thompson, and he has put out two videos; one with just women, and one with male and female celebrities. The effect is the same in both; converting pretty faces to ugly ones.

A really interesting illusion. Onwards!

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