Optical illusions have always intrigued people to no end, and even today, they never fail to draw attention. The concept of a few spinning shapes in different colors and shades is a sight to behold! You squint your eyes, you see something different. You step away from it and look at it from a distance, and it seems to look like something else altogether. In this quiz also, how many faces you see might not be all the faces actually present in the picture!
Illusions tend to manipulate your brain’s capacity to focus. Your human brain processes a lot of information daily, for example, almost 174 newspapers worth of information! The brain takes in and absorbs its surroundings and retains only the important parts, the parts which will mean something to you. Otherwise, if it would have retained every little thing it comes across, it’s safe to say you would have gone mad.
An optical illusion makes use of this function and manipulates the most prominent and striking part of an image, making the brain see the information and images and process it immediately. This creates the illusion in your mind, that you are only seeing the most important and striking parts of the image in front of you.
The General’s Family illustration is probably one of the most famous optical illusions of all time. Created by Mexican artist, Octavio Ocampo, this image has a total of 9 faces in it. The more you look at it, and study it to find all the 9 faces, note how your brain keeps on changing its perception to find out all the faces. In case you cannot find all the 9 faces, then don’t stress out, your brain is just a little busy.
Look at the picture for a quick 2-5 seconds, and count how many faces you can see.
So, how many faces could you see ultimately? Look for a few seconds more, before reading the results!
What’s beautiful about this picture is that each and every face comes together to say the story of an old man.
The very first face that might have caught your eye was the largest face in the image, which shows the general in his later years. If you look at the man’s ear, you will see a beautiful woman holding a baby in her arms, and there is a man standing opposite her with a stick. In a way, this symbolizes his modest beginnings. The dog lying down in front of him looks like the general has his hand on his jacket flap.
On his right side, you can see a woman’s face, which symbolizes that she is his wife. On the general’s left side, you will notice a crow sitting on top of a stone structure and there are four faces behind it, which might symbolize the general’s children.
- If you found 6 faces in the image, then you have good but ordinary observational skills.
- If you found 7 faces in the image, then you have above-average observational skills.
- If you found 8 faces in the image, then you are very observant as a person, and you should be proud of yourself.
- And lastly, if you found all 9 faces in the first try only within a few seconds, and without looking at the answer, then you have exceptional observation powers. And not just that, you are very creative and intuitive too, and that is a killer combination. Your incredible observational skills can help you give the K supercomputer and, even Sherlock Holmes a run for their money.
So, did you enjoy finding all the 9 faces in this image? How many faces can you see in the first try? Let us know in the comments down below!