One of the most exciting things about VR is its power to play tricks on the mind. From creating new senses to improving old ones, here are four ways that VR developers are experimenting with human perception.
The creator of Graffiti 3D made it possible for you to set different colors for each eye as you paint in three dimensions. This plays a trick on your visual cortex to create the appearance of impossible (or “forbidden”) colors.
For example, if you relax your eyes and let the shapes overlap in the video above, you’ll see the colors blend together while paradoxically remaining separate. You can also see this effect in the image to the right; just let the plus signs overlap to see the color “yellow-blue.” But impossible colors aren’t the only way to explore the divide between left and right eyes.
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