This Optical Illusion With Coloured Spheres Has Left Everyone Shook!

Optical illusions are nothing short of magic. They trick our eyes, confuse our brains and leave us perplexed. A while back, netizens were boggled by a Twitter thread with 17 of the best ones.

Now, Twitter user and cognitive scientist, Chaz Firestone, has shared another colour illusion and it has already garnered 82, 000 retweets! The reason? All the spheres in this image are actually brown in colour!

This 3D illusion was created by David Novick, Professor of Engineering Education and Leadership at the University of Texas. He says it is,

“A three-colour confetti illusion with spheres, which appear to be yellowish, reddish, and purpleish but in fact have exactly the same light-brown base colour (RGB 255,188,144). Shrinking the image increases the effect.”

The key is to zoom in on the image and look at one sphere at a time. One netizen also shared an edited image in which the bars were changed to grey. Take a look.

People couldn’t believe what they were seeing and expressed their surprise. Here are their awestruck reactions.

What did you think of this colour illusion? Could you see the original brown colour? Tell us.