If we like these tests that often leave us perplexed, it is because of our innate curiosity which pushes us to evaluate our abilities. The more difficult they are, the happier we are when we manage to solve them. Indeed, some optical illusions can be particularly complex, representing real challenges. So, are you ready to take on today’s?
Here is the image to watch:
Do you see an animal?
We give you a little hint, it’s a panda!
Did you succeed ?
If the answer is yes, congratulations! You are part of the 1% of the population who manage to identify the panda in the image. If you are one of those who failed, rest assured, you represent a large majority! Do not be discouraged and try your luck again. Some people have to observe this image from a certain angle to be able to see the panda, others manage to do so by moving away from their screen!
Indeed, the way we perceive certain optical illusions depends on the interpretation of our brain. Because of this, some see the panda after a few seconds while others have more difficulty.
How does an optical illusion work?
First of all, you should know that optical illusions are actually misinterpretations of our brain. For this reason, each of us perceives them differently. Indeed, the brain needs to give meaning to what it observes. For this, he relies on the regions responsible for the perception of colors, the sensitivity to movements or the perception of shapes.
When it tries to analyze the images formed on our retina, it also takes into account certain markers that surround it but also the images that it has been able to keep in memory. And of course, these are different from one person to another, which shows that the perception of each individual varies according to their own experiences! Researchers have even revealed that age may affect how we perceive certain illusions .
Moreover, and as the brain tries to make sense of everything around it, even when there is none, it sometimes makes mistakes and makes mistakes. This is what gives rise to an optical illusion. In addition, there are different types. Some of them are due to angle effects, others to perspective or verticality, movement, the relationship of size between two or more elements, or even color.
We remember in particular the great debate that had animated the Web about the famous blue dress for some and white for others . A similar illusion had also aroused the curiosity of Internet users. It was a chest of drawers with different colors for each person looking at it . Some swore it was pink and white while others claimed it was blue and gray. Do not hesitate to consult them too, a myriad of illusions exist to have fun and test our abilities of perception!