Squares or circles? The optical illusion of summer 2022 that is driving the networks crazy
If there is something that triumphs like foam on the internet, it is optical illusions. From the color that we see, to the figures that we differentiate. They are all valid, the important thing is that they create controversy. Like the one we bring you today.
We are all of optical illusions, since childhood, when our head could not understand that something could be two things at the same time. Until adults, when our imagination is already more worn out.
If this introduction has left you full of optical illusions, here is a compilation with 20 that are great to spend this hot day in July. Do not despair if you do not see them all, it is a matter of time.
Optical illusions are always fun to play with, even though some can be especially challenging for older eyes and brains. It’s fascinating to see how different people process them and how quickly or slowly we resolve them.
Look closely. There are actually 16 circles in this image. And once you see them, the image appears changed forever. The wonderful coffer illusion, by Anthony Norcia pic.twitter.com/huRa5IYbjb
— Gavin Buckingham (@DrGBuckingham) July 10, 2022
In this situation, today you have before you one of the most challenging illusions of the moment: Do you see rectangles or circles in this image?
It’s called the chest illusion, and it was created by Stanford University psychologist and vision scientist Anthony Norcia. The image is made up of a pattern of black, white and gray lines of various shades that create the illusion of rectangles. It is quite easy to see the rectangles.
What is not so easy to see are the 16 circles in the image. Yes, they really are there. We still do not see the circles, honestly, although there are experts who explain to us how they can be removed from the image.
I was “Rectangles Only”Several replies, however, mentioned the vertical barsThen I could switchFocus on the verticals between the Rectangles gets me to the CirclesFocus on the horizontals between the Circles gets me to the Rectangles pic.twitter.com/aI4UteUcQL
— CAP’N ‘Retweet’ 🌻🇺🇲✍️💉💉💉💉➕💉 (@nathangs20) July 11, 2022
One way to see the circles is to focus on the vertical bars between the rectangles. For some, this causes the circles to suddenly pop off the screen.
For those who need more visual clues, someone has broken it down into colored shapes, literally surrounding one of the circles.. Once you see them, it’s pretty easy to switch back and forth, but heck, it takes a while to see them the first time.
What is this about? According to the explanation From a professor and student at the University of Sydney, the reason we have trouble seeing circles at first is our brain’s strong tendency to identify objects in what we’re seeing.
Lines come together to form edges, outlines, and shapes, and our brain fills in the objects.
“For most people, the grouping in rectangles initially dominates“, write the authors. “This may be because rectangles are often more common than circles in our everyday environment, so the brain favors grouping that offers rectangular shapes.“.