The latest optical illusion doing the rounds on the internet is confusing social media users as they try to spot two hidden animals in an abstract pattern.
The optical illusion was shared by Twitter user @tlhicks713 and most recently @PamelaApostolo1 and shows what appears to be an abstract pattern at first glance. They caption: “Depending on how your brain works, (left or right brain) you’ll either see a cat or a moose in this pattern. Whatever animal you see isn’t part of the image, it’s just an optical illusion created by your own brain. If you zoom in on any of the features the illusion disappears.”
Depending on how your brain works, (left or right brain) you’ll either see a cat or a moose in this pattern. Whatever animal you see isn’t part of the image, it’s just an optical illusion created by your own brain. If you zoom in on any of the features the illusion disappears. pic.twitter.com/lRwhGG3GDY
— 𝙏𝙤𝙢 𝙃𝙞𝙘𝙠𝙨 – Assume I’m being sarcastic. (@tlhicks713) November 19, 2021
According to both posters, there should be a hidden cat or moose depending on how your brain works. The animals you see aren’t in the actual image but is an optical illusion created by your brain. Some were unable to see anything but lines, and some took longer to see the hidden images:
— Dr. Asymmetric, Ph.D.😷 (@AsymmetricPhD) November 19, 2021
For people struggling to see the hidden animal(s), some suggested holding your device further away and scrolling the screen back and forth.
I didn’t see anything at first until I held my phone away a bit lol. I see a cat, of course!
— Blaire Bitch Barbie🃏 (@PinkShellyBean) November 19, 2021
If you scroll the screen, back and forth, then the image pops out. Well, at least the cat one did, for me.
— Corax The Raven (@Corax_The_Raven) December 4, 2021
A majority of people could spot the cat in the image however most were struggling to locate the moose. One person did think they managed to see the moose and shared an outline of where they thought it could be.
I don’t get where the moose comes from…. maybe a cat. but I see a close up of an eagle! 🤔😂😂 and spider webs https://t.co/1YHyjaYwKb
— T⚽ne Lfc⚽Valencia⚽Lufc❤❤ (@tuLuFC) March 13, 2022
Cat is obvious. Where’s da moose?
— 🌵Cantankerous chihuahua ☢ (@CanDoChiChi) December 3, 2021
There is no moose. This is some kind of weird sociological experiment to see how many people will spend half an hour of their lives trying to see a moose. #illusion
— AllThingsDowntonAbbeyWorld (@all_downton) March 14, 2022
With a big portion fantasy you might see this as the moose.
But what do i know, i spend 30 minutes of my life trying to see the mouse🐭😅 pic.twitter.com/Gq5nJI5tap
— Dysto'22🪤 (@_dysto_) March 9, 2022
Apparently, whatever animal you see depends on if you’re left or right-brained. Left-brained people tend to be more analytical and right-brained people are known to be more creative. Which one do you see?
— Cognizin/BrainHealth (@Cognizin) March 11, 2022
The same concept can be seen in many optical illusions such as the ones below.
What do you see in these two optical illusions?
A TikToker claims depending on which image you see, correlates to whether you are ‘left or right brain dominant’ – but is that really true?https://t.co/PBbuzccSHo#TheProjectTV pic.twitter.com/Zml41sOlBR
— The Project (@theprojecttv) February 28, 2022
If you are a right brain or exercise your right brain, you’ll see it rotating clockwise. Otherwise, if left brain, counter …
Holistic thinking is a right brain perception you’ll not understand if too left brain…
The Right Brain Left Brain Test pic.twitter.com/cEWvTWASPd
— Rox…✍🏻🇺🇸🌻 🇺🇦🕊 (@2020eScribbles) August 27, 2021
Image Credit: (@tlhicks713 / Shutterstock.com)