For the past few days, a social media debate has raged over the color of a dress: some people see it as white and gold; others see it as blue and black (a greater amount of people on facebook polled think it's white and gold according to buzzfeed); some can first see it as one of the two colors and then can also see it in the other color. 

The fight is about more than just social media—it’s about primal biology and the way human eyes and brains see color. Why do people see different colors on the same object? What's the science behind it? 

If, like me, you can only see this dress as either white and gold (or blue and black), you might be interested to learn how to see it in both colors. 

What You Need to Know About This Interesting Phenomenon

While is has been confirmed that this particular dress is blue and black indeed, the debate still goes on and is intriguing for the majority. Let find out why.

The science of why no ones agrees on the color of this dress

Learn how human color perception works and why people see different colors:

Another Interesting Optical Illusion: the Spinning Dancer

This is another picture that had received different reaction from people and another example of how the brain and eyes can work magic . You see the silhouette of a dancer spinning. However, which direction is she turning?

Some observers initially see the figure as spinning clockwise and some anticlockwise. Additionally, some may see the figure suddenly spin in the opposite direction. 

More Pictures that Cheated Your Eyes


It looks like they are moving right? Well if you look at each individually, they are absolutely stationary. Some might say you are under great pressure if you see the the circles moving fast.


If you stare at one yellow dot for a while, the other yellow dots will disappear.


What can you see? A rabbit or a duck? 


I can only see a horse but you can actually see a frog in this picture!


It's called Message of Love from the Dolphins (by Sandro Del-Prete). Children will probably see a group of playing dolphins. But adults see usually something else. 


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