Anybody try the strange face in the mirror trick before? I've also heard of a variation where you print a mask of your own face scaled to lifesize and cut out eyeholes then do the same trick. Supposedly, it intensifies the effect quite a bit.
Also, if anyone is brave enough to try it tonight/now, please feel free to share your experience.
>light off in bathroom (no windows)
>laptop semi closed on floor for dim lighting
>stare at face in bathroom mirror
basically, the colors started to go first, after around 5 minutes my face looked like my nose has disappeared. Any movement or looking around would like reset the effect.
It doesn't do shit.
If there's enough light to see myself, my eyes just start to look a little bit creepy and shiny idk how to describe it. I think your brain kind of stops recognizing the object as a face for a couple seconds, since you have to stare for a while.
It's not creepy. It's no payoff at all, almost like blurring your eyes on one of those 3-d image things, only it's a face going all impressionistic instead of an image appearing.
Lack of visual stimuli makes the brain create it's own stimuli, like dreaming.
Staring at anything for long enough will reproduce this effect. Staring into a mirror in a dimly lit room works the best.
This was used on Mental patients for decades as a way to deal with multiple personality disorders. An Italian doctor did research on this technique back in the 80's.
just did it for fun
i got creeped the fuck out
my eyes started to move off my face, and then like, stopped to the side of my head, and sorta started to look like fucked up dark lion with a small mane.
i pussy'd out, shit was weird.
Used to do it all the time, maybe every night as a kid. The first time was at school, and another kid- we were in grade one or two- pulled me into an unused room in the gym and said-"Don't be scared, look at my face." He held to door such that just enough light to see something got through. "Do you see it? Do you see it?" Oh ya, I fucking saw it. I tried to make him stay there longer but, instead of freaking me out he booked. I can get it to happen almost at once, it's fluid. liquid, and responds to thoughts. Or not. It's a fun way to play tricks on one's own mind, or not.
i get weird when i drink liquor. i have sat in dark bathrooms many times for hours. ive stared at myself and moved back and forth and smiled at myself. bathrooms always creep me out sober.
and oddly enough the only 2 dreams i ever had that i would consider nightmares (the criteria being i cant sleep after i wake up from them) involved bathrooms. specifically shower curtains.