Mr Angry and Mrs Calm optical illusion

This is the coolest optical illusion I have ever seen. By changing your distance from the picture, you can see the two faces swap sides. I think that’s a portrait of Mr. Sun’s alter ego, but there hasn’t been a confirmation yet.

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CREDITS: This illusion was invented by Philippe G. Schyns and Aude Oliva of the University of Glasgow. It is featured on this web page: http://cvcl.mit.edu/gallery.htm , listed under ‘Dr Angry and Mr Smiles’. It is taken from Schyns and Oliva’s paper, “Dr Angry and Mr Smiles: when categorization flexibly modifies the perception of faces in rapid visual presentations, Nov 1998“. This is a copyrighted image. If owners want it taken down, please leave a comment.

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