This optical illusion left the internet confused!
Optical illusions can really tickle our brains as photos can be very misleading and deceptive.
The illusion can be of pattern, light, or color but it will really hurt your brain!
Do you remember the blue-black, white-gold dress that sparked heated debates online? Oh, boy! It is hard to forget!
There were lots of optical illusions that went viral on social media. Some of them are asking viewers to find a bear, tiger, lion, and other hidden objects.
There’s no question that the optical illusion puzzle can hold our attention because it sends different signals to our brain, making us think and focus more attentively.
And now, we have another optical illusion image that has left the Internet wondering just how is it possible.
Japanese psychology professor Akiyoshi Kitaoka originally shared this illusion puzzle on his Facebook page, and it quickly sent shockwaves on social media! Kitaoka’s post has gone viral with thousands of shares.
After the professor’s Facebook post, game developer Will Kerslake also shared the optical illusion on Twitter which also went viral!
“There are twelve black dots at the intersections in this image,” Kerslake tweeted. “Your brain won’t let you see them all at once.”
Now, try the optical illusion for yourself!
In the photo below, try finding ALL 12 BLACK DOTS at once.
The image has grey lines drawn on a white background and 12 dots put on the equidistant intersections.
Can you find all 12 dots?
If you cannot find it, please do not worry. Because you will never find them all at once!
Believe it or not, Kerslake is right. You won’t be able to see them all together.
The reason is because of Ninio’s Extinction Illusion which doesn’t allow the brain to process the image as quickly as you see it.
“When the white disks in a scintillating grid are reduced in size, and outlined in black, they tend to disappear,” the research reads. “One sees only a few of them at a time, in clusters which move erratically on the page.”
“Where they are not seen, the grey alleys seem to be continuous, generating grey crossings that are not actually present,” it continued. “Some black sparkling can be seen at those crossings where no disk is seen. The illusion also works in reverse contrast.”