Checkerboard optical illusion: Is square B similar in colour to Square A?
An optical illusion is going viral on social media which is tricking the eyes of the viewers.
A checkerboard optical illusion is a visual art which features a light and dark squares. Two of the square marked as A and B and the viewers have to guess which marked square is lighter than the other. The 3-D figure also has a cylindrical shape object which is casting a shadow on some squares.
The visual art will first make you believe that both the Squares that are A and B are different in colour from each other. The marked B square seemed lighter than square A. But the case is different here, both squares are the same in colour. The reason is that two grey stripes overlap those on the marked ones.
Due to a perceptual glitch, the illusion tricks our thoughts into thinking that the two squares are different. This glitch glorifies the difference between how visual information is processed by the brain and the eye.
This optical illusion was created in 1995 by Edward H. Adelson. It was published on the website of the Perceptual Science Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences.