[Tig] frame rate psychology
Tue Mar 18 02:50:36 GMT 2003
'Between 6:30 and 7 p.m. on December 16, 1997, as if struck down
by a biblical plague, at least 600 Japanese children
simultaneously became ill. Some vomited, others had seizures; a
few stopped breathing for a while. All had been watching an
episode of the animated series Pok?mon, and all had seen a bomb
explode on the screen, followed by a succession of colors that
pulsed on and off at about 12 flashes a second. '
the above is a partial quote from the current issue of Discover
magazine, book reviews section, available on the web at
The article also describes that 12fps is identical to the brain's
It's interesting that 6fps, which has enjoyed a vogue for
presentation of several years, is a subharmonic of the alpha
frequency. And that 24fps is a first harmonic.
rob at calarts.edu
rob at colorist.org
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