Brain-melting optical illusion divides the internet – which way do YOU ​​see the circle spinning?

A BRAIN-melting optical illusion got netizens excited over the weekend.

The short animation shows 12 wedge-shaped blocks arranged in a circle that rotates in a constant loop.

But the direction in which the arrangement is looking has divided the Internet.

Its orientation seems to change as you look at it, with both the right and left sides appearing to be in the foreground.

Look at a face and it changes direction. Look at the other one and he transforms back.

The illusion was posted by a user on Reddit last week Niko22966 and was later shared on Twitterwhere it quickly went viral.

Social media dwellers were stunned by the animation, which garnered more than 18,000 Twitter likes and 8,000 Reddit upvotes.

One Twitter user wrote, “I love how the brain sees it differently depending on where it’s focused.”

And another said, “Come or go?” followed by a confused face emoji.

The illusion works with a little animation trick to make the blocks look like they are going in two directions at once.

Keep an eye on a single block at the nine or three o’clock position in the circle. They change shape as they rotate.

This gives the illusion of two types of movement.

One Twitter user wrote: “The blocks change shape giving the illusion that they are changing planes when in fact they are not.”

And one Reddit fan said, “If you look closely at the ‘sides’ of the circle, you can see the segments changing shape. It’s incredibly clever.”

Optical illusions are often just a bit of fun, but they also have real value for scientists.

The brain puzzles help researchers shed light on the inner workings of the mind and how it reacts to its environment.

dr Gustav Kuhn, a psychologist and human cognition expert at Goldsmiths University in London, told the Sun last month that illusions are important to our understanding of the brain.

“We usually take perception for granted and rarely think about the hard work that underpins everyday tasks, like seeing a cup of coffee in front of you,” he said.

“Visual illusions highlight perceptual errors and provide important insights into the hidden neural processes that allow us to see the world around us.”

It follows the release last month of a spooky illusion that makes viewers feel like they’re falling into a black hole.

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