Optical Illusion Grid

Let me show you something I find quite puzzling. Back in the old days, there were these two optical illusions – one showing illusory triangles, and the other one made you believe there are black dots at the gird intersections, while in fact there weren’t any. I think that the illusion I’m about to show you, works as a combination of both previously mentioned ones. Just look at the simple grid I attached below. Even though it’s consisted of nothing but pile of crosses, yet you can clearly see white circles in the empty space between. How is that? If you try to narrow your vision, by squinting your eyes further observing the picture, the white circles become even more obvious?! Strange, right? Don’t know why, but I find something beautiful in such simple, yet effective illusions. How about you?

28 Replies to “Optical Illusion Grid”

  1. When you narrow your vision you see not only the circles which your mind completes from each of the four points, but diagonal bars between the circles.

  2. I see white circles all the time, especially when my blood sugar levels take a nose dive. But your right–it is understated elegance.

  3. I wonder why most of use see circles instead of squares, or diamonds, or something. I’d like to find out if its just random, or if there’s a reason behind it…

  4. The blank space seems to be diamonds with circles at each point. Now look at it as if it were a stereogram and lots of neat things start happening. Great illusion Vurdlak! Thanks. Bog, JA

  5. I can see circles. I have to force myself to see the squares or diamonds. In either case, the diagonal lines are there. Elegant.

  6. I see a diagonal white grid with circles at the intersections. It’s an interesting and profound effect.
    It’s like a mental game of connect the dots.

  7. To me it looks like there is a full and complete black-lined grid but it’s underneath a white blobby grid. My brain will actually connect the black lines if I stare at it long enough.

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