A mind-boggling optical illusion has made people question their ability to see and comprehend.
The brainchild of a computer and information science engineer, the 'Confetti' illusion created by David Novick set Twitter abuzz with netizens failing to understand what colours they are seeing. An image showing 12 circles with multi-coloured horizontal stripes surfaced on the net. At first glance, the circles appear red, purple and green. However, upon focusing on it, is revealed that the 12 circles are actually all the same light brown color.
"A three-color confetti illusion with spheres, which appear to be yellowish, reddish, and purpleish but in fact have exactly the same light-brown base color," wrote Mr Novick while sharing the optical illusion on Twitter. He added that shrinking the image would result in an increase in the effect.
Netizens all over were puzzled with what they could see and what the reality entailed. Perplexed a lot of them reacted to the illusion with disbelief and enchantment.
Optical illusions involve visual deception. Due to the arrangement of images, the effect of colors, the impact of the light source or another variable, a wide range of misleading visual effects can be seen from a photo. Not everyone experiences visual images in the same way.