Cats can see optical illusions too.
@InvaderXan I bet its most creatures that hunt
I'm always curious about how similarly other animals see the world. Things like this are all about how our brains perceive and process optical information. Cats are quite close to us, evolutionarily speaking, but would more distant hunting animals also see this?
Mantis shrimp, for instance, will chase laser pointers the way cats do, but I wonder if they'd also see this illusion.
@InvaderXan sorry to be a pendant but that isn't an optical illusion
@InvaderXan or at least not more of an optical illusion than a tv screen
@InvaderXan To be fair this is no more an optical illusion than a projector using film would be.
@InvaderXan the camera sees it too, so I don't think this is related to how the eyes of any specific animal work
@ben @InvaderXan But the camera doesn't have the same analytical powers that we do. It can't interpret what it sees, and the power of optical illusions comes from our brain's interpretation of them. The camera is re-showing it to us, but ultimately, we're the ones making the interpretation of what's being shown.
@InvaderXan given that that is (afaict) a moire pattern one, idk why they shouldn't be able to tbh
@InvaderXan wow, people sure do seem to think "optical illusion" is a highly specific technical term all of a sudden. pretty certain they're all talking utter hogwash but can't be bothered looking it up really because in either case i'm going to keep using the term in whatever way i think will annoy them the most.
I get what you meant, and to be fair, I'd have called it an optical illusion too 😁
@InvaderXan Well yeah.
How are they gonna catch those balls if they can't see them move?
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