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Here’s A Puzzle That’s Baffling So Many Adults! Can You Guess The Right Answer?

No one can agree on the answer to this cats and dogs puzzle. Perhaps you can find the correct answer? Let’s find out!

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Taking some time out of your day to do logic puzzles and brain teasers is actually very beneficial! In fact, doing these kinds of challenges may benefit you in ways you aren’t even aware of yet. Marcel Danesi is a professor of semiotics and anthropology at University of Toronto, and author of The Total Brain Workout: 450 Puzzles to Sharpen Your Mind, Improve Your Memory, and Keep Your Brain Fit. Danesi says, “In a sense, the vast array of puzzles spans all the cognitive skills, from spatial thinking to language and reasoning.”

“Though specific types of puzzles can be used to stimulate particular areas of the brain. Puzzles that deal with the faculty of language—like riddles and acrostics—are likely to stimulate the language areas of the brain, while those that deal with some aspect of logical thinking, such as placing symbols in a particular way in a grid, are likely to stimulate logic-processing areas,” he continued. As you can see, doing these types of brain challenges will give you a brain boost! Other benefits mentioned by Danesi include reduced stress, and sharpened reactions, as well as improved logical thinking.

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Can you Solve this Cats and Dogs Puzzle?

After many people have tried to take this challenge, it’s clear to see that the answer is a hard one to find. There are a certain number of cats and dogs in this image below. The idea is to find them all. Can you locate all the animals?

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It’s a bit trickier than you might think. One of the main aspects of an image challenge like this is to confuse your brain. You see one thing, but your brain is telling you it is something else. Otherwise known as an optical illusion, these types of puzzles really make you think! Okay, we won’t make you wait any longer. Tell us, how many animals do you count in this cats and dogs puzzle below?

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To find the correct answer, you will need to use all of your brainpower. Take your time, but not too long! You only have 20 seconds to reach the correct answer. Go ahead and do your best to count every cat and every dog. When you are ready to see if your answer is correct, scroll down.

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Solution to Puzzle

If you have your answer and are confident it is correct, you may proceed to the solution below. If you aren’t quite sure, go ahead and give yourself some more time just to be positive.

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Okay, ready? To find the answer, you will need to look in all the corners of the image, as well as the top and bottom of each eye. Did you use those tricks when you were trying to find the answer? If you did the puzzle correctly, you will see there are 3 cats and 4 dogs!

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If you enjoyed that cats and dogs puzzle, you’ll love trying these challenges out:

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Jade Small
Freelance Writer
Jade is a freelance writer and content creator from South Africa with over 7 years of experience writing and creating. She's also a proud single mom to a super 13-year-old boy.
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