Is our optical illusion obsession juvenile? Absolutely, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Tap or click to take this personality test: Can you spot the four hidden images in this optical illusion?
Optical illusions are the perfect way to decompress after a difficult assignment or a string of Zoom meetings. They reinvigorate your inner child and work, and we find ourselves much more productive after being tickled by something crazy.
These four amazing optical illusions will test your eyes. Take a short mind trip with us right from the comfort of your desk.
Shrink your entire world
Take a peek at this bizarre optical illusion in the TikTok video and stare at the dot for at least 30 seconds. After the time has elapsed, look away from the screen. The room should appear to be “shrinking” around you, terrifyingly enough.
@seandoesmagic MAKING YOUR ROOM SHRINK 😱😳 #opticalillusion #haunted #magictrick ♬ original sound – Seany
Warp your sense of color
This one is one of our favorites. These three dots are identical, but it’s unlikely that you’ll perceive them as such upon first inspection.
Instead, the gradient background makes them appear to vary dramatically in color. It’s all a lie. Who can you trust when you can’t even trust your eyes?
See the un-seeable
Can you spot the hidden image in this optical illusion? One TikToker challenges us to identify what his pink dot holds within. Watch the TikTok video to see if you can find it.
@pasillusion Can YOU See The Hidden Image?! Let me know! #illusion #viral #trending ♬ Spongebob Tomfoolery – Dante9k Remix – David Snell
We’re not entirely sure we’re doing it right, but plenty of users have played the game and won. Will you be one of them?
Witness mind-bending movement
This outlandish image isn’t a GIF, although that’s what we thought when we first saw it.
Instead, wildly-contrasting colors trick your brain into interpreting abrupt changes in color and shape as movement. Try staring at the exact center of the image. The movement should stop, which is probably our favorite part. The mind is a wild thing, isn’t it?
Seeing is believing. Optical illusions are the perfect way to break up the monotony of the day when you’re bored and in need of a quick fix.