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?

  • Abra


  • greg


  • Johnny Jack Pompolla

    I can’t force me to see just circles, instead of that i see the diagonal lines connecting them

  • Alice


  • anon

    Please, don’t ask stupid questions in your posts. It makes you seem unintelligent.

  • Lee Morgan

    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.

  • Care Bear

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

  • Those make squares not circles.

  • Slammer

    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…

  • I see a grid of squares and circles. Nice optical illusions……….

  • joseph ts.

    This is a wonderful illusion. Very well done!

  • Jim Anderson

    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

  • I see circles at first but after reading the comments found I could force myself to see squares as well.

  • Bill Landy

    I initially see white squares too, but after 10 seconds or so they transform to circles.

  • voigt_meister

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

  • Fred

    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.

  • Miky Dallaire

    I see squares instead of circles… what does that mean for me??? LMAO

  • dulce

    stupid and sweet is circle and lines ok oraigt

  • Barbarella

    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.

  • Joelandrew Mallari

    white grid(s) with dots in it

  • without my eyes I can still see those circles

    • Joelandrew Mallari

      without your eyes? are you blind?

  • velan

    it would hav some kinda phenomenon

  • uicho


  • Holy

    If you say yourself there are cubes they all change they to cubes :)

  • Moonshadow

    :o I see the circles. xD how i see it: dont focus on the image(just skim over it) you will see them :)

  • nelgy

    cool… what about the poor black crosses and t’s if you focus for a while you dont see squares.

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