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Visual Illusion Brain Teaser

What do you see?

Ambiguous Illusion

Keep look­ing at it …

Hint:
You should be able to per­ceive two dif­fer­ent images.

Brain Sci­ence:
This image is an exam­ple of an ambigu­ous illu­sion — a pic­ture or object that requires per­cep­tual switch­ing between the alter­na­tive inter­pre­ta­tions of fig­ure and ground. And although you may be able to switch back and forth to see one image or the other, your eyes will not let you see both at the same time.

Our visual per­cep­tion is cre­ated by our brain’s inter­pre­ta­tion in the cere­bral cor­tex of visual infor­ma­tion enter­ing through the visual path­way. And some­times our minds get too involved in inter­pret­ing the per­cep­tual input, rather than pas­sively record­ing it, and make mis­takes, oth­er­wise known as “opti­cal illusions”.

Answer:
An Indian Chief or an Eskimo

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