Find out if your brain is lying to you based on the colour of the strawberries you see
See the strawberries below? What colour are they? Today’s version of the optical illusion tests your ability to coordinate your eyes, brain, and memory in a different way. The colour of the strawberries in the image tells you whether or not your brain is lying. Look at the image below and let us know in the comment section whether you too saw strawberries that were red in colour.
This optical illusion will ensure that your brain ignores the true colour that is present and is tricked into believing the colour that isn’t there. It was originally posted by a Japanese psychologist to demonstrate to the world that colour illusions are also possible and that, in such circumstances, your brain will deceive you.
Many people are perplexed after Akiyoshi Kitaoka of Ritsumeikan University in Japan tweeted an image of a strawberry tart.
What shade of strawberry do you see? Is it red or blue? Or does it have a bluish sheen all around and a hint of red?
See what exactly transpired when your brain began to deceive you below.
The red pixels in this picture have been replaced with cyan or grey by the Japanese scientist. Just to be absolutely clear, the image does not contain any red pixels.
Many readers, however, claimed to notice the red colour even though it wasn’t present.
One person commented, “There are certainly red pixels.” No, it’s a warm grey, another person countered. Kitaoka, however, put an end to the argument by commenting, “Strawberries appear to be reddish, despite all the pixels are cyan or grey.”
According to a research posted on cell.com, when we observe anything for a longer amount of time, our brain records the images of it. Your brain noticed a small amount of red in the grey strawberries because you are so used to seeing red strawberries.
Some everyday items, like bananas, which are usually yellow, are linked to a specific colour. According to behavioural research, our memory colour knowledge affects how we see these color-diagnostic items.
The condition is often referred to as “cortical coloring-in.” It occurs through our brain’s visual cortex, which is located in the occipital lobe.
“This happens because our brain works out the colour of items by discounting the colour of the light source,” Juno Kim of the University of New South Wales said.
So, if you saw red strawberries, it does not indicate that you are insane but rather that you have a sharp memory. The brain, on the other hand, operates in its own environment and is not as quick to adapt to change as others.