Optical illusions have been mesmerizing people for centuries because of the mind tricks carefully created drawings and photographs play on our brain.
Simply, an illusion is just something that deceives our eyes by appearing to be something else entirely and some of them are quite fascinating.
Some of these illusions have been around for quite a while, because of how inexplicable they are. Others are still floating through cyberspace, popping up on your Facebook feed every few years because of the psychological implications that they offer us.
For instance, the following illustration originated in Germany in the 1800’s, but resurrects itself every once in a while because, according to some psychologists, what animal you see says a lot about you.
The image is simply titled “Rabbit and Duck” and asks which animal you see.
According to psychologist Dr. Joseph Jastrow, who made the determination in 1899, if you can see both images, it means you’re creative.
If you only see one animal, Dr. Jastrow says you are less creative.
Now, let’s try this one:
This illustration was originally published in a kids’ magazine decades ago, asking the following questions:
1. How many tourists are staying at this camp?
2. When did they arrive: today or a few days ago?
3. How did they get here?
4. Is there a town nearby?
5. Where does the wind blow from: north or south?
6. What time of day is it?
7. Where did Alex go?
8. Who was on duty yesterday?
9. What date is it today?
Pretty tough, right?