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Your Brain Isn't Ready for This' Face Melding Animation

"...some will certainly describe me as a maniac."

Watching this rippling video of face melding into face can be both hypnotizing and dizzying. Created by animator and web designer Micaël Reynaud, "amalgamation" is composed of photographs by Michael Jang's "Summer Weather", which was shot in 1983.

Watch the mesmerizing 1:24 minute video and try to hold out toward the end where the animation gets calmer:

The Daily Mail has more on what has quickly become a viral sensation:

Mr Reynaud, through his company Dunun, creates and develops what he calls "original, interactive and ludic multimedia projects".

"My objective is to create surprising works,'"he writes on his website, adding that he is "always aiming to reach the best quality even if some will certainly describe me as a maniac."

The piece has certainly earned the eccentric artist attention since he uploaded it on video sharing website vimeo.com on November 19, where it boasts over 12,000 views.

But on image sharing websites like Reddit and Imgur, it has exploded in popularity, with nearly 8,000 up votes and over 1 million views respectively.

Viewers have been quick to praise the work -- and some to shun his use of eye-popping technology.

"Your brain is not ready for this", reads a posting on Reddit.

What do you think? Fascinating use of animation technology or nauseating spin from one image to another?

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