Eyes sometimes play funny tricks on us, and makes us question the reality we think we see – here’s a trick that will make you think that the faces of these people are somehow distorted, even though they are all perfectly normal! An undergraduate student was conducting an experiment, where he had to go through a bunch of pictures of peoples faces – after a while he noticed that if you look at two faces at the same time, they will both start to look distorted, even though in reality there is completely nothing wrong with it.
“The effect seems to depend on processing each face in light of the others. By aligning the faces at the eyes and presenting them quickly, it becomes much easier to compare them, so the differences between the faces are more extreme. If someone has a large jaw, it looks almost ogre-like. If they have an especially large forehead, then it looks particularly bulbous,” researchers explain. See for yourself!