Optical Illusions: How Many Faces Can You Find?

Date October 8, 2018

Optical illusions based on a play of colors, shapes, perspectives, and contrasts can confuse and fascinate. Why do straight lines seem curved, shades completely different from what they are, and space visually distorted? For thousands of years, mankind has used these effects to create architectural and pictorial masterpieces, many of which sometimes conceal hidden messages.


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Most popular optical puzzles in our time are images that contain several elements at the same time. It is interesting to search a seemingly usual landscape for something alien, for example, a human face. It is these puzzles that we bring to your attention.

1. Face hidden in rocks

At first glance, this is an ordinary mountain landscape. However, if you look closer, you can see a man’s face.


2. People in the branches

It’s not an ordinary picture of trees. The bizarrely intertwined branches conceal several human faces. Can you find them all?


3. Who is hiding in this tree?

Here is a related puzzle. This illustration hides only one person, but how quickly can you find them? Is it a man or a woman?

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What is behind the phenomenon of optical illusion? Even when we think that our eyes are focusing on one point, they rapidly and imperceptibly move from side to side. They “capture” separate elements, which the brain then interprets as one meaningful image. At the same time, our brain can make mistakes too, mislead by familiar patterns and its experience. Many of us noticed that a cloud floating above our heads resembles, say, a silhouette of an animal or a human face. Another person will see something else.

We are sure that you found all the faces hidden in the illustrations in no time. Time to check. Here are the answers.

Answer 1


Answer 2


Answer 3


Optical illusions are entertaining in that they allow you to see ordinary things at a different perspective. Did you manage to find all the hidden faces in our illustrations? How long did it take you? Share your results with us as well.

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