Thousands of TikTok users are scratching their heads after a ‘mind-blowing’ optical illusion went viral.
Illusionist Dean Jackson, who posts on TikTok as @beatonthebeeb, shared an interesting traffic light puzzle.
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At first, the traffic light looks normal and shows a red light.
But Jackson shows that this is not really the case.
“Now red light can’t get through the blue filter, but you can still see red, right?” he is asking.
“Actually, your brain is working overtime convincing you it’s red.”
When the blue filter is removed, the red light becomes gray. However, Jackson notes that our brains automatically assume that the color is still red due to our general knowledge of traffic light colors.
When Jackson blocks out the rest of the image, our brain only focuses on the color that turns out to be grey.
The video has received almost two million likes and thousands of comments from confused tiktokers.
“I was so convinced that you edited the red part so I covered the rest myself and that’s the real deal,” said one user.
“Thank you for breaking my brain… crazy,” added another.
A third chimed in: “I’m not being gaslighted by my own brain.”