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By on August 28, 2006, with 52 Comments

Be sincere, what whas the first thing you thought for yourself, when seeing this image? I was sure it was just an oridnary spirall, but when observing it more precise, I figured out it’s actually a bunch of concentric circles… Hillarious! Did you get the same effect?


Circles Or Spiral ?

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52 Responses
  1. Josu says:

    That’s one of the better ones I’ve seen.

    Can someone explain why do we see spirals first?

    i’d love to know.

  2. Phil says:

    The eye tends to follow straight lines. Since the boxes are slightly twisted, your eye follows the edge of the box inward from the circle, making your mind think “spiral”.

  3. Carl C. says:

    Now that is a cool illusion.

    Also, if you scroll the page up and down over the image, you can sort of see a rotation effect happening.

  4. Fabio R. says:

    WOW! that is so cool.

  5. Rachel says:

    That’s pretty sweet. Saw the spiral first, and it looked normal… now, it just hurts my eyes, but I can tell it’s circles.

  6. Curli says:

    Clever.

    I really had to concentrate to see the circles and not the spiral.

  7. Alex says:

    that is pretty cool… have anyothers like that???

  8. Alex says:

    that is pretty cool./… how do u c that

  9. Pandas says:

    actually, i thought that it was rotating first, but mabey i’ve been looking at optical illusions for too long

  10. no likey name says:

    best illusion that is actually an illusion in a long time

  11. Tammy says:

    i think summits wrong with my eyes coz i saw the circles first……anywho if my eyes worked then i’m sure it would have been a good un :)

  12. Telisha says:

    wow confuzing :S

  13. Deanna says:

    Wow, that’s cool…confusing, though. I actually had to trace the circles with my finger to make myself believe it wasn’t a spiral! Haha.

  14. Ouch says:

    This makes my brain bleed

  15. Anonymous says:

    That was cool!! At first I thought that it was spiral but when u look it carefully you can see its circles

  16. Beanz says:

    that’s sick!

  17. Anonymous says:

    where are the spirals???????????

  18. hiya says:

    I saw the circles first, i still don’t see the spirals…..

  19. Anonymous says:

    I never saw a spiral. It always looked like circles to me. Now that I’m trying, I can kind of make myself see a spiral…

  20. Eva says:

    wen i looked at it i thort it woz circles from the beggining but i can see how it does look like a spiral!

  21. tamagotchirabbit says:

    i really saw circles at the beginning btw im american

  22. haylzz_rox says:

    thats awesome.

  23. Harley says:

    DUH
    OMG
    this is NOT real
    it was photoshopped
    duuhduhduhduh

    nono i dont mean it lol

    cool illusion

  24. Chris says:

    hi, i was looking at this optical illusion, and then i scrolled the screen and noticed that while the image is moving up or down, the spiral seems to be spinning, is it just me?

  25. Anonymous says:

    whoa, thats kinda creepy.

  26. Anonymous says:

    duh it’s squares.

  27. Will says:

    when you scroll the page using the mouse-wheel (especially one with choppy movements), the circles give the illusion of spinning

  28. Anonymous says:

    this is so cool it almost hypniotised me

  29. Trevor says:

    Strangely I didn’t see the spiral first I saw circles, but when I looked at the picture the first thing I saw was the center circle and then went straight down the picture and realized it was only circles…

  30. Anonymous says:

    CIRCLES, NOT SPIRALS!!!

  31. Anonymous says:

    they r circles if you look close they are not connected.

  32. zenithania says:

    lol…this is really cool. i did see a spiral in the first place.

  33. Detective Kitty says:

    I saw circle first…

  34. Anonymous says:

    thats trippy….it tool me a second to see that theyre actually circles…..thats cool…^^

  35. lola says:

    hahaha very funny my name its not lola its bugs bunnie

  36. lola says:

    yer dude totaly wateva !!!

  37. Matt says:

    OK, this fooled me for a sec, but that happens a lot, so no suprise!

  38. Lollipop says:

    Chris, you’re right, cool!!
    This illusion is seriously good!!

  39. Owen says:

    scroll up and down on the image in you really get a neat effect.

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  41. AudreySJ says:

    Alwaze loved this picture!

  42. Ni says:

    These are NOT concentric circles. That’s the reason why they look spiral

  43. mumfydood says:

    its defently circles everyone u shood no u no i knew cos im clever ur not tho r u?

  44. nanimous says:

    saw the circles every time b4 spirles

  45. ankesh says:

    thats bcoz of the arrangement of those diff color squares!!!

  46. Zetsumaru says:

    Its look like spiral but, its circle.

    Try to close your one eye then make it blur then you’ll see!

  47. David Blair says:

    I thought it was a “Spiral” too! If people would not have pointed out the fact that it was “Circles”, I probably would NEVER have noticed that it was not a “Spiral”! LOL!!!! Nice One!!!

  48. Murp says:

    owowowowowowow! My head. :/

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