If you're not sure what you're looking at when you look at the pictures below, don't worry, you're probably not alone. But rest assured, your eyes don't need testing and your screen doesn't need fixing. Because these bizarre images, created by users via Russian website Ostagram, are the product of an art technique known as Inceptionism, where images are combined using neural networks to generate a single mind-bending picture.

A neural network is a computational model based on the structure of a biological neural network. In other words, it works like a human brain. Conventional software operates within strict parameters but artificial neural networks have the ability to "learn" by being fed more and more data over time.

The images are possible thanks to DeepDream software, which finds and enhances patterns in images by a process known as algorithmic pareidolia. It was pioneered by Google and was originally code-named Inception after the film of the same name. And looking at these pictures, it’s easy to see why.

If you understand Russian then head over to Ostagram to make your own crazy Inceptionist artwork!

More info: Ostagram

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LizJones
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3 years ago

Love this one!

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Monika
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3 years ago

#creepykitty

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GaryBradski
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3 years ago

https://dreamscopeapp.com

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MatejSedláček
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3 years ago

Are these pictures accesible in higher resolution? I would LOVE to print them on my wall!

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KädiAgu
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3 years ago

That's my favorite :)

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PawełSzczepański
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3 years ago

I want something like that on my wall. So bad!

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LuisMilian
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3 years ago

sure love Van Gogh

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JanetZane
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3 years ago

surfboarding the waves!

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CleverFool
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3 years ago

I see a beautiful symbol of the beautiful interconnectedness of life and death.

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MollyDanzinger
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3 years ago

Venus on a half shell meets Tim burton

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TessaKrellner
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3 years ago

dats wowie

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EladStern
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3 years ago

Are these the women warriors of the ancient Amazon tribes, revealed inside the contemporary reflective eye?

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DeniseBynum
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3 years ago

I love this one!

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FrancescoNoferi
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3 years ago

source of the pic http://www.zerochan.net/1233243 anime: carnival phantasm

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AndreaRundell
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3 years ago

Starry Deathnote

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GarrethJohnson
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3 years ago

Blizzard

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LindaCollier
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3 years ago

Remote mind

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TaidaMarczak
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3 years ago

Amazing! I want that framed on my wall!

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DariaB
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3 years ago

Vincent Van Dog

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AnHuynh
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3 years ago

2010-12-13...200547.jpg 2010-12-13-200547.jpg

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ДианаХърлечанова
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3 years ago

beautiful

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LindaCollier
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3 years ago

Fantasy food

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JanetZane
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3 years ago

Da Gough Vincent Van Vicci

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Pemberton
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3 years ago

sausage pasta turned into creepy monsters :o

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CleverFool
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3 years ago

Hey, look it's Weedog!

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Jhoa
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1 year ago

What's the original painting?

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PhyllisSteging
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3 years ago

Boy does that really fit him.

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PandaBear
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3 years ago

MATRIX!

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AhmadFathillah
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3 years ago

this is nice. i imagine some movie using this style of graph

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raimei
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3 years ago

looks like the electric guitar of Zeus

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DillonMacEwan
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3 years ago

Francis Sausage!

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MadzWiden
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3 years ago

...... this be the stuff nightmares are made of....

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AlgirdasStockunas
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3 years ago

Astonishing and this could be the end of ordinary artists,.

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Megan Greathouse
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2 years ago

What's the lower-left pic?

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RosaLin
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3 years ago

weird!!

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FrancescoNoferi
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3 years ago

source doujin: http://nhentai.net/g/62331/

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DariaB
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3 years ago

If Picasso did anime...

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Константин Новиков
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3 years ago

ОХРЕНЕТЬ!!!!

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AngelOrtiz
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3 years ago

Meatboy IRL

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PandaBear
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3 years ago

Truly, who would want to eat bread looking like that?

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Victoria Rey Piuma
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3 years ago

Of course not!

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