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12 Illusions That Might Make You Question Your Own Eyes

Optical illusions can involve several kinds of tricks. It can have tricks with lighting, color, shapes, sizes, patterns, etc. But all of them have one thing in common: they are notoriously difficult to figure out. Be that as it may, illusions are an awesome way to spend some time training your eyes to look at things from a different perspective.

So, we have collected not one, not two, but a whole dozen of optical illusions to test your eyes with.

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The Reason Behind The Trickery

One of the reasons optical illusions happen is because our brain always tries to fill in gaps in what we see. This helps it reduce the time it needs to understand an image:

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Optical illusions work because your brain needs a little rest, so it devised a few shortcuts along the way. Things like colors, shadows, and perspectives help the brain understand what it’s seeing, so your brain starts to form an opinion based on these clues.” – Clear Eyes

Moreover, we don’t really have any control over how these assumptions take place. So, even if we know it is an illusion we find it very difficult to see anything else. Here are 12 examples from Brightside that shows the phenomenon in action. Maybe, you can even see through some of them!

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Can You Find The Number Here?

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Credits: Brightside

Here is the number:

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There Is An Animal Here (It’s Not A Zebra By The Way):

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illusion 2
Credits: Brightside

It’s actually a lion:

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There Is Something Hiding In The Woods:

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illusion 3
Credits: Brightside

Did you find the face?

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Can You Find Every Animal?

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Credits: Brightside

There are 5 animals in total here:

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Animals In The Forest:

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Credits: Brightside

Unlike the last one, there are actually 3 figures hiding here:

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Another Test To Find The Number:

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Credits: Brightside

Were you able to see it?

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There Is One More Person Here:

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Credits: Brightside

Did you find the second man?

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Which Way Are They Looking?

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They are actually looking in the same direction

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There Is More Than One Animal Here:

illusion 9
Credits: Brightside

Which animal did you see first?

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The Hidden Alphabet:

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Credits: Brightside

Just like the numbers, here is the hidden letter:

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How Many Faces Are Here:

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Look closely and you will see the other person:

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Credits: Brightside

What Do You See?

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Credits: Brightside

Did you see the face?

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How Were The Illusions?

How many of them did you manage to solve without looking at the answer? Do leave a comment. If you enjoyed them, let your friends and family in on the fun too!

Also, here are some more optical illusions to trick your eyes with:

Mayukh Saha
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