Dr. Pascale Michelon recently shared with our readers which brain areas and cognitive functions are engaged as we solve the type of brain teaser known as Spot the Difference, where we have to find the differences between two versions of one image:
1) You have to identify the objects that you see: this involves your occipital lobes (in red).
2) You have to analyzed the spatial relationships between the objects that you see: this involves your occipital and parietal lobes (in green).
3) You have to remember what you see in one picture and compare it to what you see in the other picture, that is you have to use your short-term memory: this involves your frontal (in blue) and parietal lobes.
4) You have to mark down the locations where you see a difference: this involves mostly your frontal lobes (for the movement).
Ready! Set! Go!: How many differences can you spot, and which ones?
Source of image: Wikipedia
More fun and challenge for your brain:
- How about trying the same kind of teaser but with photographs?
- For more visual fun with 2 images: Try this highly evolved version of the teaser.
- Visit our Top 50 Teasers…test your brain, enjoy!
15 differences… what’s the answer?
i found 15 differences oh yeh !!!!! =D
i have found 25 (thats no a lite, look for smaller things and be patient 🙂
i found 20 differences 🙂
Want to really notice something cool — cross your eyes so the two images merge (they will since they’re close to identical) then scan through it and you will notice where the differences are because wherever there is a change it will seem kind of not natural
monkey n moose says
yo we only found 15…CUS THERES ONLY 15 OF EM!!! peace lol