LightField Picture of the Week: Optical Illusion

This week’s POTW was taken by Lytro user aleks: It shows a famous optical illusion created by Aude Oliva, an associate professor of cognitive science at MIT.

When the hybrid picture titled “Marilyn Einstein” is seen from a distance, it clearly shows Marilyn Monroe. However, if you’re a bit closer (or, in this case, focus on the actual image), you’ll recognize physics genius Albert Einstein.
It’s fascinating how little difference there is between a sexy, troubled icon and Marilyn Monroe. ;)

More information on Oliva’s work can be found in her hybrid image gallery and in this Wired article: Double Vision: Parsing Images That Trick Our Brain

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