Does this image appear to you in black and white?

Optical illusion photo color test: An optical illusion is a mind-bending illustration of an object, design, or image that looks different when viewed from different angles. There are many types of optical illusions like physical, physiological and cognitive illusions. These optical illusions are also part of the field of psychoanalysis because they illuminate the way you perceive things. A normal human brain can look at things or images differently, forming a different perception from every angle. One such clever illustration is the optical illusion with a viral black and white photo that has been widely circulated on social media.

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The image above has been wowing the minds of the internet for a while now. People shared it on social media with the caption: “Does this picture look black and white to you” At first glance, this photo of a group of teenagers appears to be in color. However, when you start to look closely at the photo, you will find that this photo is actually black and white. This optical illusion image was created by digital media artist and software developer Øyvind Kolås.

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How many circles can you spot in this optical illusion?

Does this image appear to you in black and white?

The optical illusion left netizens intrigued. It is a complicated optical illusion as it covers both aspects – shape changing and color changing. Usually, our brain has a hard time filtering out the different colors that seem close to the spectrum. This black and white image uses a “color assimilation grid illusion” that tricks our brains into thinking it’s a colored image. This effect was achieved by laying a grid of colored lines over the original black and white image.

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Optical scientist Bart Anderson told Science Alert “The color system is what vision scientists call “low-pass,” meaning that many of the receptive fields that encode color are quite large. The grids are “medium” with the achromatic background, which is then assigned to this part of the image.”

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Optical illusions always provide fascinating insight into how our brains work. Specific combinations of colors, light, and patterns can trick our brain into visually perceiving something that doesn’t exist. So tell us, does the Image appear to you in black and white in this optical illusion?

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