What do you see in this image? Take a look at it now and see if you are one of the rare few people who are actually able to see the correct image with just one glance. According to the quiz site Playbuzz, only 1 out of every 100 people who view the picture are able to get it right off the bat!
This hidden image test is all about your perceptual abilities. Perception is not simply just looking at something and viewing it, as many people often assume it to be. It’s much deeper than that and involves complex interactions between several different systems in our bodies. First, in order to understand things, we take in visual, auditory, and other perceptual sensory information. Then our brains sort through and organize it all so that we can better interpret what we’re experiencing.
In turn, this is what allows each of us to have a different perspective of the world and life around us, our perception! In addition, how we see things and what we take away from sights and situations is further determined by both our personal experiences and our subconscious. This means that people tend to automatically pick up on overt and subtle visual cues either consciously or subconsciously, whether they know it or not. This is part of why how we each perceive reality and life turns out to be so personal and subjective.
What did you first see when you initially looked at the picture? Was it the right thing or something else? I personally saw a shrimp-like creature, which was most definitely not the correct image! Once you click it to flip and reveal the answer, all of a sudden it becomes so much more clear! That’s because most people only see the dark portion of the picture, which was exactly how I was perceiving the image, and fail to take into account the lighter side of it. If you haven’t really tried deciphering and looking at it yet, get to it and good luck!