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Optical Illusion: What Colour Are These Hearts?


Published at 8:31am 19th April 2016.

What colour are the hearts in this square?

The odds are you are probably wrong.

Most people see purple and orange hearts but, in fact, they are exactly the same colour - pink.

The differences in the colours of the stripes alters the way we perceive the colour.

The online video that stumped the internet explains: “This gives us a vital clue on how our vision works. It suggests that we perceive the objects colour but how it compares to surrounding colours.

“Illusions like these expose the visual system for what it really is. A brain using a biased set of rules, to process optical signals. The result is what we call vision.”

This viral illusion shared by Bite Size Psych has been baffling the internet.

Watch the video below:

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