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The Prediction.


This will really impress you if you think it’s about psychology. But if you think of it as a math game, it makes perfect sense! Push play or go to YouTube. -via Bits and Pieces

Indeed, it has nothing whatsoever to do with psychology and everything to do with math. So called illusionists use tricks like these all the time, simple (but often long-winded) mathematical "tricks" to make the utterly logical seem magical.
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If you drag your mouse through the video, there is a frame that shows up with the smiley face alone. The frame goes by too quickly for our minds to register it appeared, but it recognizes it and might even influence ourselves to unconsciously select it. It's based on a psychology experiment previously done, but I can't recall exactly how it went.
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