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Monday, June 18, 2012

Upside-Down Portraits of Women Illustrating the Freaky Thatcher Illusion

Dutch photographers Anuschka Blommers and Niels Schumm shot a series of photographs for a Dove ad campaign that uses the Thatcher effect . The effect is created by flipping a portrait upside down while keeping the eyes and/or mouth right side up. The human brain has a difficult time detecting local feature changes in an upside down face, despite identical changes being obvious in an upright face.

You Photoshop wizards out there should give this a try!

 And yes, both images are exactly the same.

More Examples of the Thatcher Effect

Scarlett Johansson

Obama feels the effects of the dreaded Thatcher Illusion

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