Most people will look at the picture and think, “Oh, purple and orange hearts!” But what if I told you that the hearts are actually the same color?
Well, it’s true. The hearts are the same color.
How does this work? Well, vision is a bit more complicated than most people think. Our eyes pick up the light that bounces off objects and into our eyes. Our eyes then take this light and translates it into signals that it sends to the brain. It is the brain’s job to interpret these signals and make an image we can understand.
Babies are not born with the ability to see in the same way adults do. Their brains have to learn how to see. That is why they spend so much time exploring and running into things. Play and exploring time is important because it teaches their brains what they are seeing and touching. It also teaches them distances and hand eye coordination.
Vision isn’t perfect and it is easy for our brains to be tricked into seeing something that isn’t true or isn’t even there. These illusions or brain tricks give scientists an idea about how the eyes and brain works together to help us see.
In the picture above, the colors around the hearts influence what we perceive the colors to be. It’s a trick and our brains are fooled.
Check out the science behind it in the video below!
You’ll also find out what color the hearts actually are!
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