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The Most Inconceivable Pictures to Deceive Your Senses

Published by CHAN LEE PENG in Offbeat
March 9th, 2008

Do you always believe what you see? Sometimes, your eyes may deceive you with false interpretations and recognitions.

A human being has five senses, namely touch, taste, smell, hearing and sight, by which all things are perceived. Among them, the visual part is an extremely complex and important sense. More than 80% of the information that humans obtain outside is relied on the vision.

The formation of the visual ability requires the integrity of the visual analyzer, including eye balls, occipital cortex as well as the visual network between them. Due to the attribute of the incoming light, human’s eyes can produce a very complicated reaction towards the simulation of the light.

When a human see an object, the object will be focused by the lens before landing on the retina. Later, the retinal cells in the optic nerve are stimulated by the incoming light and then they send out optical signals via the nerve impulse to be channeled to the brain. Next, the brain will take a role to interpret the object according to an individual’s experience, memory, judgment and recognition.

Not all shapes or objects can be distinguished by the human’s eyes. The eyes have a limitation towards slightly dark, gray, shaded and some colored objects. When dealing with these objects, the visual analyzer will attempt to coordinate with the surrounding stimuli to create some optically incoherent objects that are termed optical illusions.

Misconceptions in general, refer to things that a human perceives inaccurately. The most common phenomenon is a visual illusion. The wrong perception towards things may due to many reasons, but for the most cases the illusion is related closely to an individual’s physiological and psychological properties. The physiological property is formed through the characteristics of one’s sensory organs and body condition, while the psychological part is more related to one’s living condition and life experience.

Keep staring at four vertically arranged black dots in the middle of this picture for about 15 to 30 minutes. Then, blink your eyes quickly, and you will see one hoop shining with bright light. Now, keep focusing at the four dots in the middle for 30 seconds, then close your eyes and gradually raise your head up. Next, open your eyes gradually by looking the ceiling above your head, then back to this picture, and you will see Jesus.

It is said that people who can see nine faces from this picture have an IQ of 180.

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  1. Judy Sheldon
    Posted March 9, 2008 at 11:36 am

    Chan, I need the answers to a couple of these. You have an amazing compilation of optical illusions here. It just proves, as you said you cannot always trust what you “believe” you are seeing.

  2. Anne Lyken-Garner
    Posted March 9, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    I like puzzles like these,I’ve seen a lot of them before, but it’s always good to give the brain a refreshing work-out. Thanks for sharing.

  3. valli
    Posted March 10, 2008 at 12:36 am

    Amazing puzzles. Thank you very much for sharing, Chan.

  4. Lucy Lockett
    Posted March 10, 2008 at 5:19 am

    I like things like this, gets confusing for my eyes. The jesus one always gets me!

  5. IcyCucky
    Posted March 10, 2008 at 9:44 am

    All right, nobody gets dizzy looking at these? I did, but I couldn’t stop looking at them..

  6. Gerlaine
    Posted March 17, 2008 at 9:13 am

    I only saw 3 faces so is my IQ a 60?

  7. Tasha
    Posted June 12, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Haha i guess my IQ isnt 180(:

  8. Posted January 9, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    i saw 8 faces. the last one is really difficult
    can u help me find last one

  9. Posted June 23, 2011 at 6:10 am

    i only saw one face.. what? am i wrong?

  10. qowifh
    Posted November 30, 2012 at 3:20 am

    how to stare at such on9 things for 15-30 mins-.-hb

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