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Fun visual illusion: what do you see?

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— The Glossy Legs Illusion. Credit: Hunter Culverhouse, @leonardhoespams/Instagram

Glossy Legs Leave Internet Agog (Scientific American):

“…A young artist has posted a picture of their legs, which are impossibly encased in shiny shrink-wrapped plastic. Or are they? The more you look at it, the more likely you will realize that the shell is not plastic, but rather bare skin with a few streaks of carefully applied white paint. And for many of you, it will then switch back to plastic again!”

—> For more, you can enjoy SharpBrains’ top 25 brain teasers and visual illusions.

Update: To thrive in the Knowledge Age, prioritize Deep work, avoid the Shallows, and Self-Quantify

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Finally, here you have a fun visual illusion — What do you see?

Have a great Halloween and month of November,

The SharpBrains Team

What do you see: Quick brain teaser to share this weekend

What do you see?

Ambiguous Illusion

Take a good look…you should be able to perceive two different images (but probably not at the same time). Read the rest of this entry »

Tease your mind this weekend with these brainy haikus…and please add yours

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Thank you to everyone who has written so many fun haikus over the last several years (following the post Top 25 Brain and Mind Haikus. Yours?). These are the ones we have enjoyed the most.

Kathy:

My release technique,
Forgive, forget, love all,
Meditate on that!

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Hard brain teaser to challenge your pattern recognition

Here’s a quick but hard brain teaser to challenge your ability to find a pattern. In the table below, each row across follows the same pattern. See if you can discern the pattern and fill in the missing number in the bottom row.

For added challenge, time how long it takes you to complete the puzzle. Then, pass it along to someone else and see who can solve it faster…

7 4 8
3 9 7
6 5 10
? 8 4

Have you solved it yet? If not, here’s a hint:

If you read your figures like words in the West,
then multiply your efforts and subtract the rest.

WARNING:  Answer and solution follows. Try to solve the puzzle before you read further. Read the rest of this entry »

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