You really have to read between the lines in THIS amazing optical illusion.
Hidden in the mass of black and white bars is an image of an animal – can you guess what it is?
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There are a few tricks you can use to see the covert being – e.g. B. by looking at it while shaking your head or standing at an angle.
Staring at the grid while moving away from your phone or PC seems to be most effective.
The further away you go, the more obvious the furry face should become.
If you are still at a loss, Here’s a hint: It is a popular pet that was deified by the ancient Egyptians.
That answers, is of course a cat. Try looking back at the picture, now you know the solution: the cat should appear lighter.
It’s a new take on the famous magic eye illusions, which used swirls of dots or lines to hide a 3D image.
Earlier this month, The Sun spoke to Dr. Gustav Kuhn, a psychologist and human cognition expert at Goldsmiths University in London, reported a similar illusion obscuring Michael Jackson’s face.
He said the trick exploits how our brains process information.
“Our eyes encode vast amounts of messy sensory information, and our brains use clever tricks to decode that information to try to make sense of what we’re seeing,” said Dr. Kuhn.
“What you’re seeing are the results of huge amounts of neural computation mixed with a little bit of guesswork.
“For example, if you stare at a bunch of trees, you can interpret that as a forest or a tree.
“What you see depends on what aspect of the scene you’re focusing on.
dr Khun likened the MJ illusion to a similar monochrome grid puzzle obscuring an image of a panda.
“In the panda illusion, information is encoded at different scales, and depending on which scale you focus on (e.g. the trees or the forest) you either see a few lines or the big picture – the panda.”
Professor Fiona Macpherson, expert at the University of Glasgow illusion indexexplained why further distance from the image makes the hidden sign clearer.
She told The Sun: “The panda image has a certain spatial frequency when it’s at a certain distance from you.
“The closer the image is to you, the lower the spatial frequency, and the further away it is, the higher the spatial frequency.
“In short, there are more black and white lines falling on the light-sensitive part of the back of your eye the farther away the picture is from you.”
In 2017, a similar riddle was shared online by Akiyoshi Kitaoka, a psychology professor at Ritsumeikan University in Japan.
His version featured his own face and was dubbed the “masking phenomenon” by the scientist.
The prolific illusionist added, “High-frequency components interfere with the perception of low-contrast objects.”
The visual trick has even made its way into pop culture.
It was featured on the cover of the 2005 Soulwax album NY Excuse, which at first glance looks like a monochrome grid.
However, upon closer inspection, the artist and album name are buried in the top right corner.
In 2009, psychedelic rock band Black Lips released their album 200 Million Thousand with a cover similar to Soulwax’s.
But instead of album title and artist, a face was hidden between the lines.
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 Kuhn added 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 told The Sun.
“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 earlier this month of a spooky illusion that makes viewers feel like they’re falling into a black hole.
ANSWERS TO ILLUSIONS: cat; Panda; Michael Jackson; John Lennon
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