What do you see? A fish or mermaid? Or something else? Scroll down for the full image.
Another optical illusion is doing the rounds and the internet is once again arguing about what animal they see hidden in an abstract illustration. The illusion shared by comedian and author David Baddiel explains that if you’re right-brained, you’ll see a fish and if you’re left-brained you’ll see a mermaid.
Baddiel says, “I see a badly-tied bin liner,” in his original post and replies with, “Yes obviously, it’s a donkey. Obviously.”
The optical illusion quickly gained attention on Twitter, with over one thousand replies (at the time of writing) of conflicting opinions. Like Baddiel, most could see a donkey when first looking at the image.
I see a donkey?!! WTF??
— Lucrezia Millarini (@lucrezianews) March 19, 2022
Author J.K Rowling also tweeted replying that she saw a donkey writing, “It’s a donkey, though.”
So us ambidextrous brain people see a donkey?
‘Cause that’s all I see.
— What the Hell❓ 🔥🔥🔥 (@drolkrad_ehT) March 19, 2022
Others said they could see several animals hidden in the image, one saying they could see a horse, donkey and a seal.
I see a horse, donkey and a seal. That makes me full brained
— Benjamin Duer (@bduerREP) March 19, 2022
A lot of others saw a seal lying on its back as well. One person wrote, “Clearly it’s a seal/pup on it’s belly likely belly hopping down to the seam.”
Clearly it’s a seal/pup on it’s belly likely belly hopping down to the seam
— Flapjack (@RonPear56594227) March 20, 2022
It’s clearly a seal pic.twitter.com/wSOPLkA8xB
— Kevin Wardrop (@kevinwardrop) March 19, 2022
I’ve had too much to drink…
what I see ain’t possible… pic.twitter.com/VIbvDZVoZ8
— ✡Israel and Stuff✡ (@IsraelandStufff) March 19, 2022
Similarly to the donkey, others said it looked more like horse or even a kangaroo.
Um…cos it looks like one 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/l2PS0lm4Mk
— Helen Wardlaw (@HelenRW) March 20, 2022
Most people admitted they couldn’t see what was originally supposed to be in hidden image. One person explained, “I in no way see either the fish or the mermaid.”
First I saw a seal, then a donkey. I in no way see either the fish or the mermaid.
Susie saw the donkey first, then the seal afterwards. 🤷♂️
— Jesse Bush (@Jadenewt) March 19, 2022
Although the caption says it depends on which side of the brain is more dominant, it appears like most people are seeing different things regardless if this is correct. Apparently, whatever animal you see depends on if you’re left or right-brained. Left-brained people tend to be more analytical and right-brained people are known to be more creative. It comes after the last optical illusion that went viral said people should be able to see a cat or moose depending on which side of the brain they use.
Depending on how your brain works, (left or right brain) you’ll either see a cat or a moose in this pattern. Whatever animal you see isn’t part of the image, it’s just an optical illusion created by your own brain. If you zoom in on any of the features the illusion disappears. pic.twitter.com/lRwhGG3GDY
— 𝙏𝙤𝙢 𝙃𝙞𝙘𝙠𝙨 – Assume I’m being sarcastic. (@tlhicks713) November 19, 2021
— Cognizin/BrainHealth (@Cognizin) March 11, 2022
The same concept can be seen in many optical illusions such as the ones below.
What do you see in these two optical illusions?
A TikToker claims depending on which image you see, correlates to whether you are ‘left or right brain dominant’ – but is that really true?https://t.co/PBbuzccSHo#TheProjectTV pic.twitter.com/Zml41sOlBR
— The Project (@theprojecttv) February 28, 2022
If you are a right brain or exercise your right brain, you’ll see it rotating clockwise. Otherwise, if left brain, counter …
Holistic thinking is a right brain perception you’ll not understand if too left brain…
The Right Brain Left Brain Test pic.twitter.com/cEWvTWASPd
— Rox…✍🏻🇺🇸🌻 🇺🇦🕊 (@2020eScribbles) August 27, 2021
Image credit: (@Baddiel / Twitter)