Optical illusions or visual puzzles, both keep our visual-spatial reasoning sharp. It can be engaging for senior adults and tiny tots.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published on March 22, 2021. It has since been updated.
Optical illusions can be fun for people of all ages. Even if you are someone who doesn't like puzzles, you might enjoy optical illusions as they are attractive and that makes us pay attention. There are many types of optical illusions and they are made in a way that our eyes get confounded by what it sees. Reversible faces are one of the most common illusions as are paradoxes.
Puzzles like these are a great way to help keep our brains sharp. They help our visual-spatial reasoning, which can help with driving a car, packing, using a map, learning and following dance moves, and many other things, according to South Mountain Memory Care.
There are many celebrities who enjoy puzzles as well. Hugh Jackman, Ellen DeGeneres, and Patrick Stewart are big fans of Jigsaw puzzles, as per CloudBerries. After all, they can be very amusing and a great way to bond with loved ones too. Puzzles can benefit grandparents keep their cognitive skills up to date and it can help grandchildren learn new skills, which is why it's great to do puzzles together.
If you don't want to lug around a 1,000 piece jigsaw with you, doing puzzles online can be another great way to stay alert. If that interests you, here are some optical illusions to keep you engaged.
This optical illusion feels like a trick to the eyes and it is one as well. Can you solve this one?
What did you see first in this image? It can be confusing since there are two creatures hidden in this photo.
This is one of the classic types of optical illusions. However, at first glance, it looks just like a butterfly. What else do you see here?
This one is going to be hard to find. What you see here is an old town in a mountainous area. However, there is something else hidden in this image.
If this left you thoroughly confused, here are the answers:
1. In the first one, there are three pencils joined together.
2. We leave this one up to you. Some people say that they see an animal, and some see a girl with a fancy hairstyle.
3. In the third one, the faces of two women are hidden in the butterfly's silhouette.
4. There is a face hidden in the landscape. How long did it take you to find it?
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