The Projector Illusion | EVERYDAY MYSTERIES

9th August 2018

Take the PBS Survey:
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.

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

Neural response changes during saccadic motion
Brain discards lots of information during saccadic motion, more than necessary