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See this site from the Exploratorium for an optical illusion that makes the your surroundings seem to be rushing toward or away. It's all done with a rotating spiral disk, which you can print on the site. You'll also find out why the illusion happens. This activity is part of Exploratorium's Science Snacks series.
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Keywords: detector channel, fatigue, perception, visual illusion
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