Optical illusions are fascinating, when you can see more than one side to a piece of art; but it can be a little frustrating when you don’t see what others see.

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In the image above, what do you perceive? Are you looking at the young man, straight on, or are you seeing his profile? Perhaps you are seeing both, simultaneously?

Everyone is different of course, but in my field of vision I do happen to see both perspectives, simultaneously. If you are struggling to see both viewpoints, perhaps glancing at the background above his nose, will allow you to see his profile, while looking at his eye may help you see him straight on. Viewing the image from a different angle might do the trick, as well.

According to Weird Optics, this form of illusion ties into brain perception. Our brain is always trying to make sense of what it sees and therefore, at times, when trying to make a connection, forces the brain to decipher foreground from background.

So, what do you think of this optical illusion?  Did you enjoy it, or did it cause you a little bit of stress?  Hopefully, it was the former and not the latter.

Article: SFGLOBE