An optical illusion has sparked a storm among puzzle fans who are fiercely debating the correct answer on social media.
Optical illusions are a fun way to test both our eyes and our brains, using color, light, and patterns to create images that can be misleading and misleading, persuading us to doubt what we’re really seeing.
The last one is a classic puzzle shared by Crazy Illusions on Twitterwhich asks if you can see three or four blocks in a simple illustration.
The account regularly posts mind-blowing optical illusions for its 151,000 followers around the world, and it simply asks the viewer to point to exactly how many blocks they see, but no one can agree.
This optical illusion, shared on the Twitter account @crazyillusions, asks people to find out how many blocks they can see, while providing answers of ‘3’ and ‘4’.
The image, along with the caption: “Can you find out how many blocks there are?”, shows two cartoon characters arguing over a stack of blocks with each other.
Both point to the stack, one exclaims the number ‘4’ while the other insists on the number ‘3’.
After spending time looking at the image, duped Twitter users took to the comments to share their answers, with many claiming that the actual answer is inconclusive.
One puzzled user said: ‘I’ve been looking at this for 30 minutes and I still only see three blocks. I am doing something wrong?’
Another commented: “If you look hard enough, it’s definitely 3, a great optical illusion.”
Many questioned this answer, with one person arguing, “I don’t get how anyone can see 3 lol.”
Another agreed, saying: ‘There are 4; if you see 3, something is wrong with you’.
Others reported seeing both numbers, with one saying, “4, twice I’ve seen 3, but mostly 4,” while another said, “Sometimes I see 4, sometimes 3. It depends on the angle I guess.”
Duped Twitter users gather in the comments to share their answers, with many claiming that the actual answer is inconclusive.
Some people were so stunned when they saw the image that their answer was neither “3” nor “4”.
One exclaimed: ‘I’m seeing double! Six blocks! while another said: ‘I counted 7!’
One commenter stopped guessing altogether, jokingly suggesting, “There’s no blocks, it’s chips.”
One end user had a total meltdown and said, ‘Bro you need to stop posting this, my mind won’t stop freaking out.’ These keep me up at night. I don’t understand. I will never be able to understand.
The puzzle is a variation on the classic devil’s fork illusion, also known as the impossible object.
The impossible object is a 2D illustration that is instantly interpreted by the brain as a 3D object.
In the case of the devil’s fork illusion, it looks like a three-pronged trident or two pillars, depending on how you look at it.
And so it turns out that the puzzle that asks if you can see three or four blocks is a matter of perspective.
If you look down from above, you’ll tend to see three, while looking from the side will make you think you’re seeing four.
It comes after another optical illusion claims that it can determine if you are logical or intuitive based on what you see first in this image.
The mind-blowing image was shared by the US-based company. PsychologyLove100 Tik Tok account.
It shows an image that includes several elements, which ones do you see first when you look at it?
According to the social media account, what you figure out first in the big picture determines whether you are intuitive or logical and what your thought process is.
Take a quick look at the image to see what you notice first…
This mesmerizing image shared by US-based TikTok account PsychologyLove100 claims that it can determine if you are a logical or intuitive person.
“If you have seen three bears first, you have an analytical mind, you are good at analyzing facts and figures, and you have a logical approach,” the video states.
You don’t act on impulse. You prefer a step-by-step approach to things,” he adds.
The videos go on to explain that people who think logically tend to use conventions and regulations to organize their thought process.
That also manifests itself in debates and arguments, where a logical person will have a more detail-oriented thought process than others.
The video also explains that people who think analytically tend not to see a problem as a whole, but break it down into different concepts when they approach it to make it easier to solve.
That makes them particularly good at solving problems with an eye for detail.
However, people who saw mountains before bears are “intuitive thinkers,” the video claims.
This means that they tend to follow their instincts, which are usually correct, when faced with problems.
These people also trust their intuition, even when other people have contrary advice.
While they are usually right to go with their gut, this intuitive way of doing things also means that they can sometimes overlook facts and rely on past experience to guide their decision making.
However, this trait does not mean that intuitive people are indecisive, as they tend to be efficient at making decisions for themselves.
They tend to be smart and well placed to assess situations as a whole, and are likely to think outside the box when solving problems.