New Delhi: This coloured optical illusion will demonstrate how our brain may change how it interprets objects’ colors. This illusion was made by Japanese psychologist and artist Akiyoshi Kitaoka to demonstrate how moving items cause our brains to assume an object’s colour rather than recognise it for what it is.
Kitaoka tweeted the video’s upload with these words:
A moving square appears to change in color, though the color is constant. pic.twitter.com/phzLNgfIZy
— Akiyoshi Kitaoka (@AkiyoshiKitaoka) August 14, 2018
That much is true. If you watch the video closely, you can see that the square’s colour is shifting from grey to pink. You’ll see movement, though, because the square and the background colour deceive our minds into believing that this is genuinely happening. The colour actually doesn’t change.
One of the people who described this optical illusion warned that it can make you feel as though your brain is damaged. When I first saw that, I initially thought that. Not at all. Simply put, it demonstrates how colour perspective isn’t unchanging. Because our brain infers the colour of the moving object from the colours around it, the illusion is effective. Without our knowledge, our brain makes judgments about things like light colour. He then estimates the colour using the findings of this filtering, putting a stop to the trick.