A TikTok user has set the internet alight with a mind-boggling optical illusion that he claims only 1 per cent of us will be able to make out.
Are your eyes playing tricks on you or is there more than meets the eye in this pink circle?
An optical illusion shared by content creator @pasillusion may leave you second guessing your eyesight, as the TikTok user claims to have a “secret image” hidden in plain sight.
The image looks as though it’s a simple bubblegum pink square with a darker pink circle inside — but the user claims there is a ‘hidden image’ inside the circle — that only 1% of people can see.
“Can YOU See The Hidden Image?! Let me know,” the TikTok user captioned the video, which was posted to his 5,800 followers.
There was a variety in the comments of what people claimed to see — or not see.
Some claimed to see a number of objects — a bed, a smile and even a boat.
But the majority people who reported seeing an image in the circle said they could make out the shape of a bottle.
Can you see it? Here’s a closer look.
It’s not the only picture claiming to have a hidden image only a select few can view.
An image of a black-and-white grid went viral last week as people attempted to make out a celebrity’s face hidden among the dots.
It’s difficult to see, but there are a few tricks to help you see the obscured star – from shaking the device it’s displayed on to standing at an angle
The most effective seems to be staring at the grid while moving away from your phone or PC.
The further away you get, the clearer the famous face should become.
If you’re still stumped, here’s a clue: They’re a late musician considered by many to be one of the greatest pop stars of all time.
The answer, of course, is Michael Jackson. Try looking back at the picture now you know the solution.
Although optical illusions are usually just a harmless diversion from the stresses of a typical day fun — they also hold real-life value for scientists. Brain teasers reportedly help researchers shed light on the inner machinations of the mind and how it reacts to its surroundings.
Dr Gustav Kuhn, a psychologist and human perception expert at Goldsmiths University in London, told The Sun that such illusions are actually important to increasing our understanding of the brain: “We typically take perception for granted, and rarely think about the hard work that underpins everyday tasks, such as seeing a cup of coffee in front of you.”
— With the NY Post