This iconic image look familiar? It may in fact be one of the world’s most famous illusions – and it has fascinated and puzzled people for more than one hundred years. The drawing was first used by American psychologist Joseph Jastrow in 1899. He wanted to show that what we perceive is not just about what we see directly, but also dependent on mental activity. Look at the picture quickly, in one second. What do you see?
What do you see? A duck or a rabbit? Or perhaps both?
This famous photo recently gained momentum on social media, as reported by The Independent. Some see a duck, some see a rabbit. Some see both.
According to the science behind this photo, what you see first and how quickly you see it, reveals how fast your brain works and how creative you are. Jastrow’s research revealed that the faster you see both animals and can switch between them, the quicker your brain works and the more creative you are.
Which animal you see most apparently differs depending on outside factors, such as which time of the year it is. For instance, around Easter time, more people may be prone to see the rabbit first.
What animal do you see? And how quickly do you see it? Don’t forget to ask your friends what they see first – and how long it takes them to see the second image 🙂 Try not to get too competitive.
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