Fascinating Optical Illusion Disguises 12 Black Dots Right in Front of You

First there was the dress that sent the internet crazy and now there’s this optical illusion and whilst it won’t divide opinions around the world and stir up such a fuss, it’s still causing everyones head to hurt.

The photo you see below is known as Ninio’s extinction illusion and shows a grid of 12 black dots all spaced out over a grey pattern, however you can’t see all 12 black dots at once.

The illusion is a variation of the Hermann grid illusion and takes advantage of the lateral inhibition in your retinas or in other words, the light receptors in your eyes doing a really bad job at deciphering between two colours that are right next to each other. The end result is a grid of 12 black dots that you’ll never see at once.


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