Quite a few people will be taking in 3D movies this holiday season, and quite a few of them will leave the theatre with headaches. Avoid getting a 3D-movie-induced headache with this simple trick.
Movie-centric site Shadow Locked put together a simple guide to avoid getting a headache when you go see a 3D movie. First, you have to understand why many people get the headache in the first place. In traditional 2D cinema, the out of focus areas of a scene often have interesting details and information in them that we've been conditioned to look at —the spooky shadow in the background, the action occurring behind the hero, and so on. When elements of the picture appear 3D to us however, our brain gets confused when we try to look at the background details and the background fails to come into focus.
The trick to avoiding the headache? Ignore your experience with 2D movies and stay riveted to the in-focus action. When watching a 3D movie, whatever is right in front of you and in-focus is what you want to be paying attention to — focusing on the background details for too long will trigger headaches and disorientation.
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How to avoid getting a 3D headache while watching Avatar [Shadow Locked via Gizmodo]