Most of the time we always believe what we see. Except there are certain times when our eyes and mind deceive us. This is particularly the case with optical illusions. Indeed, our senses collect information that they immediately send to the brain. Except that it can be misinterpreted if reality has been distorted.
Suffice to say that these visual puzzles, full of intrigue and mystery, have something about them that tickles our minds. It is also a very rewarding exercise to work the brain. Do you want to test yourself to see if you have excellent cognitive faculties? Take a look at this design!
Can you find both cats in less than 10 seconds?
The image you just saw perfectly illustrates the optical illusion we are talking about. At first glance, the atmosphere seems very ordinary: it is a family calmly installed in the living room. We observe a man reading the newspaper, his wife talking to him and his girl playing with dolls.
But, in this black and white illustration, there are also animals present. Two cats more precisely. Except if you take a quick look, you probably won’t be able to tell them apart easily. You run the risk, in fact, of confusing them with elements of the decoration.
However, you only have 10 seconds to try to spot them. More than enough time for anyone with discerning eyes. But too short for those who find it hard to concentrate and do not pay attention to details. What group do you think you are in?
This is the solution to optical illusion
This image quickly went viral – you should know that while the first cat didn’t pose too many problems overall, 99% of people definitely failed to spot the second cat within the time limit.
So what was your result? Did you find the two animals without exceeding the 10 regulatory seconds? If so, we congratulate you very much on your mental agility and remarkable visual acuity.
Look carefully at the image again. Near the knight’s legs, what some took for a wooden object was indeed one of the two felines. And it was the animal that was the easiest to find. Because, despite all his efforts, most Internet users have not been able to find the second cat in the image.
And for good reason, he is hidden from the woman’s side: he is sitting precisely on her legs, right on top of the white blanket that created the total confusion. Since, unlike the other, this cat is all white. Therefore, it was very difficult to detect.
Find out where the two cats were hiding in the following image:
The different types of illusions
It is important to note that there are different types of optical illusion, each offering different perceptions. By discovering their differences, you will be able to understand them better and understand their meaning.
- Literal Optical Illusion: This occurs when the mind receives visual information and perceives details that do not actually exist in the given image or context. In this case, what happens is that the eye and the brain focus on specific objects. By focusing on one part of the image, you can miss certain fine details and have a distorted perception of reality.
- Cognitive Optical Illusion: Change knowledge and assumptions about an object. This illusion arises when there is an interaction with beliefs and assumptions in the world, resulting in unconscious inferences.
- Physiological Optical Illusion: This other type focuses on stimulating the brain through excessive stimuli to the eyes, such as brightness, tilt, color, movement, and other optical effects.