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  • FlaringCrystal120FlaringCrystal120 Posts: 3,056 Level 5

    Nice discussion about optical illusions @Elsa, and thanks for the tag @Diamond Lim. Here are my answers to these puzzles.

    The left picture shows both a person and a waterfall. The right picture is supposed to be a farm, but it also shows someone's face, with the house windows being its eyes, and a mustache near the lambs.

    For the second puzzle, the left picture someone is holding an umbrella under the Eiffel Tower. It also somewhat looks like a big face. The picture on the right shows two things: someone's half-face looking at you OR someone’s full face looking at the right.

    And here are some optical illusion examples:

    Everyone see things differently. You can say that the picture above represents two fish in a black sea, or these two fish are actually eyes of a person.

    Here's some information on optical illusions:

    An optical illusion (also called a visual illusion) is an illusion caused by the visual system and characterized by a visual percept that arguably appears to differ from reality. Illusions come in a wide variety; their categorization is difficult because the underlying cause is often not clear but a classification proposed by Richard Gregory is useful as an orientation. According to that, there are three main classes: physical, physiological, and cognitive illusions, and in each class there are four kinds: Ambiguities, distortions, paradoxes, and fictions. A classical example for a physical distortion would be the apparent bending of a stick half immerged in water; an example for a physiological paradox is the motion aftereffect (where, despite movement, position remains unchanged). An example for a physiological fiction is an afterimage. Physical illusions are caused by the physical environment, e.g. by the optical properties of water. Physiological illusions arise in the eye or the visual pathway, e.g. from the effects of excessive stimulation of a specific receptor type. Cognitive visual illusions are the result of unconscious inferences and are perhaps those most widely known.

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  • crabapplecrabapple Posts: 656 Level 3

    Top Left: the image of an older woman; 2 people on horseback; snowy mountains.

    Top Right: the image of a mans face; 2 buildings; a boy sitting with his back facing us.

    Bottom Left: the image of a woman's face

    Bottom Right: a front and side view of a man.

  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 11,816 Level 2
    edited February 21

    #LoL y'all! 😅

    I see the same colors in the sneaker sneaker as you do, @Nat09 & @wykoon.

    What kind of shoes, you ask? ... Well, some hocus pocus image our dear @Elsa shared with me... perhaps I should have posted it in BW3! 🔮 😁 I'm still trying to figure out why @DieOmimi, your husband & my husband @MAW1972 -who is sitting right beside me- see pink! 🤷‍♀️



    How about this one?! ⬇️

    • Stare at the black cross in the middle of this video. What do you see? What happens to the pink dots?

  • Nat09Nat09 Posts: 11,495 Ambassador

    You guys would love this show, it plays on Netflix also.

    I’ve seen that before @Miss_Dani there’s a green dot going around 🤪🤣 BTW. Do you happen to know what colour the shoe is originally??😳

  • siti_payungsiti_payung Posts: 11,356 Level 5
    edited February 22

    @Elsa there is one article saying when you look at the picture.like what I see in picture Top left..let say I see the big face first then the horse. The article say that "It alludes to the idea that you're a more analytical person. You tend to focus on the big picture and disregard minor details. You are a visual learner and pick up lessons quickly"

    what do you think friends?

  • siti_payungsiti_payung Posts: 11,356 Level 5

    I found this picture on the net..what do you see first can be deducted into few analysis about yourself.

    Please pick..then I will give the analysis from the article

  • carodilocarodilo Posts: 123 Level 3

    @siti_payung first i saw the tiger 🐯 what will he say about me? 👀

    These types of images are explained by the Principles of Gestalt theory, and represent the principle of "figure / ground".

    I apply them in photography and also teach my students.

  • siti_payungsiti_payung Posts: 11,356 Level 5

    I was a lion...but I make same asumption

    The lion is usually noticed by those who match it in their spirit of fiery freedom. These are the people who function only on their lunches and impulses. They don’t waste time on thinking things through, but rather let their instincts take over. After all, it was our instincts which made survival possible when we were just Hunter-gatherers. Because they live beyond rules and limits, they tend to have a life full of new adventures. But they are often forgetful of others.

  • ElsaElsa Posts: 34,477 Community Hub Moderator

    Hi @siti_payung so then I'm an analytical person, which is true. And it is soooooooooo very true that I am a visual learner and that is why you will see print screens in some of my responses because I have to show them what they are looking for. That is very interesting information. Thanks for letting us know!

  • ElsaElsa Posts: 34,477 Community Hub Moderator

    Regarding the shoe I see it as grey with teal shoelaces. I was fascinated when I first heard about this because I couldn't understand how some people see it as a pink sneaker when I know my eyes are showing me grey!

  • ElsaElsa Posts: 34,477 Community Hub Moderator

    Hi @carodilo thanks for reminding me that it was Gestalt's theory! I kept thinking "the whole" but his name escaped my mind. What do you teach and what grade?

  • ElsaElsa Posts: 34,477 Community Hub Moderator

    Want to see the gears move?

    Look at the dot and then move your head towards the screen and away from it.

  • ElsaElsa Posts: 34,477 Community Hub Moderator

    Check out the spiral…except it is not a spiral, just circles.

    Don’t believe me? Use your finger to follow the fake spiral.

    The tilt of the boxes fools your brain into believing it is a spiral.

  • ElsaElsa Posts: 34,477 Community Hub Moderator

    What do you see first? Old Man? Man on horse?

  • ElsaElsa Posts: 34,477 Community Hub Moderator

    Ok here I go with my googling again! Do you want to know the different types of optical illusions? Sure you do! Ok read below.

    Literal Optical Illusions

    A literal illusion is when the image you see is different from the images that make it up. For example, the illustration Hill created which is actually two images strategically drawn to look like one fluid image is a literal illusion. Think of it as a reversible figure. The end result you see in a literal illusion is based on your perception. Both images exist. 

    Physiological Optical Illusions

    These types of optical illusions are more complex because they reply on the over stimulation of the brain’s senses. The eye “sees” so much light, movement, color, dimension and size that it confuses the brain. The mind benders you see like geometric illusions and impossible pictures are physiological optical illusions. At first glance, a two-dimensional figure looks like it’s three-dimensional. That’s because the brain immediately interprets it to be that way. Upon further investigation, the brain realizes what the eye is actually seeing. The image in question does not exist in nature. 

    Cognitive Optical Illusions

    This type of illusion is the most researched by scientists and psychologists because it is the most complex type of trick the eye can play on the brain. Unlike other optical illusions, these illusions rely on what the subconscious mind thinks and how it relates one object to another. In other words, what you see is believed to give insight into the depths of your thinking. A cognitive optical illusion uncovers what your brain infers and understands about something that has not been explained.


    I like the Literal Optical Illusions the best. The middle one doesn't work well for me with my vision. Well the Cognitive Optical Illusions seems very similar to the first because it could be two things in one image. Now I'll go look to see if I can find more of the cognitive one.

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