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The Effect That Optical Illusions Have On Your Brain

Optical illusions have been around the internet for a long time confusing people’s brains.

From the ‘blue and gold-white’ dress to crazy and psychedelic images we all had a different perception of the same item or image sparking debate all over the internet.

Visual illusions occur due to properties of the visual areas of the brain as they receive and process information. In other words, how you perceive things depends on the capacity of your brain to process certain information more than what your eyes are actually seeing.

Carphone Warehouse and HONOR have created a fun quiz of optical illusions to see how capable your brain is to process these optical illusions and see the unseen.

In which direction are the squares spinning?

It is completely static! However, the subtle shading and highlights in the right places trick the eyes into seeing motion when there is none.

How many faces do you see?

There is a total of 6 faces, but our brains are hardwired to recognize faces in virtually anything, which is called ‘face pareidolia’.

What can you see happening in this image?

The colours are the same shade all the way through. The image is not spinning either. It’s all thanks to strategically-placed shading and highlights.

Check out the full quiz here!

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