A MIND-boggling optical illusion appears to show different colored circles with viewers encouraged to guess what color they all are.
The puzzle is a color illusion created by University of Texas Professor David Novick, who manages his own color illusion website.
The optical illusion appears to show different colored circlesCredit: David Novick
The picture, titled Vivid Spheres 9, includes eight dots with lines through them that appear to be different colored circles.
But the professor explained that the color of the dots doesn’t actually differ at all.
He wrote in an index of his illusions: “The spheres appear to be orange and blue but are actually identical, with base color RGB 220, 255, 187.
“Zooming out increases the effect.”
Another image created by Novick in 2018 titled Confetti swept the internet, netting thousands of retweets and likes.
Novick previously explained that “Munker” illusions occur because of the horizontal stripes having different colors and crossing the circles, which is commonly known as Munker-White’s illusion.
“The Munker illusion appears to be a function of the framing colors, which tend to tint the central [shape],” he said.
“The apparent color of the central circle is a mix of the foreground framing color and the circle’s color.”
Novick regularly shares his optical illusions on Twitter and archives them on a public website.
Other optical illusions, including the debate over whether a dad and daughter are wearing green or blue, have divided the internet.
Another illusion can reportedly reveal a secret about your personality.
“Magic eye” optical illusions have also made a comeback with many people arguing over which animal is hidden in one.
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