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What color of the pills do you see? The new illusion to rival THAT dress! 12/5/2015 •

What color of the pills do you see? The new illusion to rival THAT dress!

We have already forgotten the story of THAT dress. And now we have a new optical illusion messing with human mind. This visual trick became so popular that even a top scientist used it at the social network's annual conference. So, tell us: what color are these pills?


You know that our visual system takes its best guess at the color and communicates that to our minds?

Some people say that these pills are both grey, other people are sure that the left pill is blue and the right one is red. What do YOU see?

Actually, the trick was unveiled by the chief scientist owned by Facebook. And he revealed the truth by saying that both pills are...grey!


Pills are still the same, but the background is changed to the dark one. And now you are able to see the genuine color of the mysterious pills!

The scientist made a speech about perception and inference. In his explanation of the "pill's phenomenon", he referred to the black and blue/white and gold dress.


By the way, do you know that some people are able to see both variations of this dress' color? Are you one of them? Please, tell us in the comments below!

The thing is that our loyal visual system just takes its guess at the color, then it has to communicate the best guess to our brain.

The brain always compensates for the limited data it collects by maintaining a model of the real world. And everybody knows that this model is being constantly updated as every second we recieve new data. What you need to know is that we experience this very model, not the real world!

So, the pills are the same shade of grey, while the red and blue colors are simply what your brain perceives - the best guess. And the best guess is based on the rest of the information around you.

If you do not believe us, you can check yourself: now, even when you know that the pills are grey, your brain still consider them as red and blue ones.

What does your brain see? Please answer what color are these pills?

You are welcome to share the fact with your friends!

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73 Comments
Christopher Bargiel
Christopher Bargiel
THIS IS TOTAL BULLSHIT!!!!!! YOU TAKE A PIECE OF PAPER AND CUT OUT A SECTION IDENTICAL TO THE SHAPE OF THE PILLS AND PUT IT AROUND THEM AND THEY STAY RED AND BLUE THEY DO NOT CHANGE TO GREY!!!! yOUR SO CALLED SCIENTIST IS SCAMMING EVERYBODY!!!!!
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Dec 3, 2015 10:09PM
Cyndy Churchill
Cyndy Churchill
Dumb.
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Dec 3, 2015 11:40PM
Julie Henson
Julie Henson
I said gray from the beginning.
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Dec 3, 2015 11:51PM
Delores Adams
Delores Adams
I said gray!
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Dec 4, 2015 1:50AM
Juan Cardenas
Wtf this is the stupidest thing I have seen on here
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Dec 4, 2015 2:36AM
dianna inmon
They R grey!
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Dec 4, 2015 3:08AM
smjohnson
I've always seen the dress as Gold and White. Even after seeing the real dress on the woman who wore it. On her I saw the blue and black, on the hanger I see gold and white. SMDH
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Dec 4, 2015 4:00AM
Verna L Jackson
Verna L Jackson
Really, easy to see that they are gray.
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Dec 4, 2015 4:16AM
Terry Osborn
Terry Osborn
Colours and depth perception can be tricky to our eyes,
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Dec 4, 2015 7:18AM
Dennis Waterman
Dennis Waterman
ok grey, don't beat a dead horse
1
Dec 4, 2015 5:53PM

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