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Mind-blowing optical illusion will leave your brain feeling ‘broken’ as it reveals how you’re not seeing color properly

A COLORFUL optical illusion reveals how your brain can change the color of objects.

Japanese psychologist and artist Akiyoshi Kitaoka created the illusion to show how moving objects can trick our brain into guessing their color rather than observing it accurately.

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In reality, the square is technically staying the same shad[/caption]

Kitaoka previously posted the video on Twitter and it tends to resurface online every so often.

The original post states: “A moving square appears to change in color, though the color is constant.”

When you watch the video, you may think the square changes from a greyish color to pink.

However, the movement of the square and the colors it’s traveling through trick your brain into thinking this.

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In reality, the square stays the same color.

One Vox reporter explained: “You might look at this illusion and feel like your brain is broken (I did when I first saw it).

“It is not. It just reveals that our perception of color isn’t absolute.”

The illusion works because our brains use surrounding colors to make an assumption about the color of the moving object.


Our brains filter out things like the color of light without us knowing.

They then make an assumption of color based on what they infer.

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However, individuals can filter color differently.

This can lead to people seeing different colors and internet dividing illusions like ‘The Dress’, which sent people into a frenzy back in 2015.