Can You Count the Dark Dots?


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Can you count the number of dark dots in the image on the right? It's nearly impossible as the dots seem to appear and disappear randomly at the intersections.

This is one good example of optical or visual illusions that makes you see something different from what it really is.

Despite your perception, this image does not contain any dark dots. To test it out, keep your eyes directly on a single intersection in the image, the dark dot does not exist; or move your eyes too close to or too far from the image, all dark dots disappear!

Optical illusions may be cognitive, literal or physiological. They comprise images that are perceived through the eyes and can be misinterpreted in the brain.

If you're interested to find out more illusion images, install this simple app Optical Illusions developed by SusaSoftX that has a good collection of more than 90 different optical illusions, covering classic as well as newly discovered images.

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No PC version??

I don't think Burn-IT there's a PC version available for this app at least for now, as the company SusaSoftX based in Finland mainly develops educational software for mobile devices.

I have always enjoyed these kinds of optical illusions. I was about 8 years old when I first encountered one and it was on the back of a box of Coco Puffs of all places. Two blue rectangles, one on a white background, one on a black background and you had to decide which was larger. Of course they were both the same size but the brain was fooled into thinking otherwise.