Physics

The Projector Illusion | EVERYDAY MYSTERIES

Have you ever seen a blur of color when looking away from a projector screen? Or noticed how flashing lights look different colors when you move your eyes? This is an everyday mystery! The answer lies in persistence of vision and how your brain processes what it sees.

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Creator: Dianna Cowern
Editing: Jabril Ashe and Dianna
Research: Dan Walsh
Thanks to: Wren Weichman and Kyle Kitzmiller

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Resources:
Neural response changes during saccadic motion
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2787621/
Brain discards lots of information during saccadic motion, more than necessary
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5449188/
https://peerj.com/articles/1150/
Chronostasis
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982202007078

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