Apparently kittens can see an optimized Farser-Wilcox optical illusion.
Fraser and Wilcox 1979 (pdf)
Rotating Snakes (pdf)
Wow! Do you have the original source for this video? It’s great if the kitten is actually seeing motion and not just playing with paper.
Ipek Oruc and I did some experiments in people to explain how illusion works and we wrote a paper about it. See
I don’t know the source for the video. If someone does, please let me know so I can give them credit.
I also had blogged on this
The original source may be this one:
Thanks so much for posting this source, Michael.
The original YouTube video Michael linked to also calls on viewers to do the same test with their own cats and upload the result to YouTube. Crowd sourced kawaii psychophysics.
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