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Optical illusion turns people into grotesques [video]

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Starting to feel like your online dating pool is chock full of creeps and monsters?

Perhaps you’ve then already experienced the phenomenon discovered by Jason M. Tangen, Sean C. Murphy and Matthew B. Thompson called the flashed face distortion effect, where a rapid display of faces shown at eye level go from normal to nightmarish.

The good news is, at normal speed, they look just fine; we can’t say the same of your potential matches for certain.

Full story at Perception via Gizmodo.

Weird science.

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