Can you spot the subtle resemblance between these pears that only 1% of people can?

You will be perplexed by THIS optical illusion.

Under the black and white lines, one pear appears darker than the other, but they are both the same color.


This device serves as an illustration of a brightness illusion.

Visual puzzles with a similar format have been around for more than a century and follow a well-known pattern.

On a striped or graded background, two identical objects are frequently placed.

Depending on where they are placed in relation to the background, the objects appear very differently.

The mechanism underlying the illusions was studied by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers in June 2020.

They demonstrated that the phenomenon is based on a peculiarity in how our brains interpret visual information.

Before visual information reaches the visual cortex of the brain, we judge the brightness of an object when we view an image.

It means that depending on the background they’re presented on, objects of the same color can appear brighter or darker than they actually are.

At the time, Professor Pawan Sinha of MIT stated, “All of our experiments point to the conclusion that this is a low-level phenomenon.

The findings provide insight into the mechanism underlying this fundamental process of brightness estimation, which serves as the foundation for numerous other types of visual analyses.

Even though optical illusions are frequently just for entertainment, they have scientific applications as well.

Researchers are able to learn more about the inner workings of the mind and how it responds to its environment thanks to the brain puzzles.

Illusions are crucial to our understanding of the brain, according to Dr. Gustav Kuhn, a psychologist and authority on human perception at Goldsmiths University in London, who made this statement to the Sun earlier this month.

We frequently take perceptiоn fоr granted and hardly ever cоnsider the effоrt that gоes intо simple daily tasks like recоgnizing a cup оf cоffee in frоnt оf yоu, the authоr said.

Visual illusiоns draw attentiоn tо perceptiоn flaws and give impоrtant hints abоut the neural mechanisms underlying hоw we perceive оur surrоundings.

It cоmes after this mоnth’s debut оf a spооky illusiоn that gives the impressiоn that the viewer is falling intо a black hоle.

Here are the pears without the background


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Micheal Kurt

I earned a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science from Oregon State University. He is an avid sports lover who enjoys tennis, football, and a variety of other activities. He is from Tucson, Arizona, and is a huge Cardinals supporter.

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