AN optical illusion shows an old and young couple but which do you see first?
If you look at the image quickly, your mind might be tricked.
Artist Oleg Shupliak created this optical illusion featuring two couplesCredit: Oleg Shupliak
The image, by artist Oleg Shupliak, is titled Together.
At first, the viewer might see a young couple facing each other.
But if you look closely, you can see an older couple holding a candle.
The faces of the older couple appear as the eyes and their bodies as the faces that make up the young couple.
The illusion also may trick the viewer into seeing the candle being held by the older couple as the nose of the younger two.
Shupliak described the category of the illusion as hidden images and said it was classified as symbolism.
Symbolism was both an artistic and a literary movement that suggested ideas through symbols and emphasized the meaning behind the forms, lines, shapes, and colors, according to The Art Story.
Optical illusions like this image are popular online, especially illusions that claim to tell viewers something about their personality or character traits.
Other illusions are said to provide an inkling of the mental processing that delivers our experience of the viewable world.
An image shared by The Minds Journal might seem obvious at first, but what the viewer sees first says a lot about their attention to detail.
Experts say depending on what you see first could mean you like to look at the big picture of life.
Noticing another part of the image first might mean you have great attention to detail.
Some optical illusions depend on biases and associations, and not everyone views them in the same way.
Certain eye-related conditions or diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy can affect a person’s contrast sensitivity, which is a measure of the ability of the visual system to distinguish an object against its background.
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