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upside down goggles
                  Invertoscope (prismatic invertopseudoscope with throw back
                                                  of vision area)

                            For entertainment events and trainings to head over heels.

Recommendations for interventions using an invertoscope:

- individual trip in the passenger seat dressed in an invertoscope  (one of the best rides of  head over heels);

- a fascinating experience "body swap" (two people in an invertoscope explore by touch "your body"). The illusion of the ‘body swap”;

- any competitions that require orientation i space at the speed;

- doorways passing on speed in world of head over heels;

- rope mazes passing;

- dressing of a man or a mannequin at the speed ;

- drawing simple objects on time;

- picking up suspended from the ceiling subjects against time;

- pouring water into an assistant’s glass at the speed;

-picking words from blocks with the letters in height;

-catching the head over heels ball;

- riding a chair with wheels on a route suggested by a person in the head over heels world

(the  is blindfolded);

-a ride in a bus in a familiar city in an attempt to guess where the bus with the

viewers dressed in invertscopes is at the moment (mirror- world sight- seeing tour).

At interactive science exhibitions

An invertoscope allows you to not only turn the field of view upside down, but

also flip it vertical in inversed manner. Constancy of perception is strongly violated

and, for example, many objects appear farther than they really are. When the

conflict orientation of the field of view with gravity receptors (proprioceptive

system) and the rest of the senses, unconditional protective physiological response

occurs, often externally manifested in the form of laughter.

Since when wearing an invertoscope at first time the user’ s visible field disappears

and only the visual field remains that is interpreted by brain with some delay in

familiar images or it becomes possible to demonstrate to the person how creative

thinking is organized. For example, inverted objects recognizable with difficulty, 

are mounted on the ceiling and the viewer's attention initially switches to the

process of recognition of objects, and because of this it can be traced back in time

to interact with the "library" of images of humans.

An invertoscope is a clear demonstration of the fact that the orientation of head over heels of the

incoming light into the eyes is not of importance for the brain which part are eye

retinas in ontogenesis. By the vision field inversion motor adaptation appears.

Regarding the question of perceptual adaptation, it still by halves explored.  This is

the problem of building a map of images in relation to the gravitational sensitivity,

and the question of the encoding of visual stimuli remains open.

In an invertoscope certainly appears a chance to demonstrate the communication of

visual and vestibular systems. This is best of all to use an inclined stand or room.

  People who have not experienced anything like this, having experienced all these

illusions of perception will again overestimate the importance of visual perception

in relation to other senses as well.

At art exhibitions

Karsten Heller uses the invertoscope in his exhibitions as a tool of doubt. Using

areas defined by red head over heels mushrooms on the ceiling, he plunges the viewer into

a parallel world of optical illusions. The special effects he achieves zooming

toadstools like those objects, which described by Lewis Carroll in his “Alice in


An invertoscope can be used to view showpieces in any art or science, where the

orientation relatively to gravity axis is extremely important for them. We can add

emphasis on assessing of the correct orientation of the objects, receiving the

duality of perception and, thereby, enhancing the drama. This will provide the

viewer with a practically new experience from the perception of the space of the

exhibition. For example, a heavy object suspended on fishing line from the ceiling, 

will seem to hang in the air, attracting the attention of the person directly to the

object and eliminating the need to be distracted by the gravitational component of perception.

For example, it can be very effective in contemporary art, where the focus is on the

perception of space is independent of gravity degree of freedom, freeing human

perception and attracting his attention to the concept of freedom. Such work can be

found, for example, in the works by Philippe Ramet, who doesn’t hold much truck with using of after-touch in photography.

Our invertoscope found very interesting appliance for roll of field of vision in

conditions of the attraction “Houses upside- down” (head over heels hoses).

The perceptual inversion through the invertoscope puts up a good performance

when art works place an emphasis on independence of objects from gravity force.

For educational and training purposes.

(in- depth lessons of biology, physiology, psychology and etc.)

- The constructions of all our devices including the invertoscope are made light and

portable, that is extremely handy for field tutorials for pupils and students.

- Using invertoscope  helps to become familiar with the most important features of

imaginative perception of a person related to the contribution of the visual analyzer

in the vestibular system. It is important to show that human spatial abilities are

highly flexible and, can be extended practically for any distortion of the visual field.

- Psychological experiment "body swap".

- If you pull out one of the optical elements from the groove, and the second one

leave in its place, we can observe the phenomenon of the struggle of the visual

fields of both eyes. This experience leads to the understanding of the importance of

fusional reflex physiological process.

- Experiments on adaptation to inversion of the visual field.

- Psychological experiments by MSU

- Training of spatial abilities - Patent, NASA article.

- Pre-adaptation of the vestibular system before long sea voyages and travels by

other modes of transport for the prevention of motion sickness (seasickness).

-  Flexibility training of pilots’ and astronauts’ vestibular system.

- Posture training (for the invertoscope in the position of the lower visual field it is

necessary to raise slightly his head, that leads to unconscious straightening of the

back and neck for a better view of the surrounding space).

- Training of flexible spatial thinking.

- Updating of the child’s ego state.

- Psychological and physiological experiments on empathy, similar to that in analog form.

- Study of the effect of inverted vision on fusional reflex.

The creation of new ideas in contemporary art and architecture.

Manipulation of recognizable images is one of the features of inverted vision.

Take, for example, the famous works by Carsten Heller with his tools of the doubt.

With the help of an invertoscope you get the opportunity to take control over the

images of reality in your head.

Usually the oriented vision is very important for the students of the schools of

contemporary art and architectural universities, but there can a hindrance occur,

when a student is trying to express his subjective view of the nature of events or

phenomena. In this sense, the invertoscope as the pseudoscope opens up

possibilities for completely exclusive, depending on the additional attitudes, ways

of expressing a subjective attitude of space.