People are baffled with this optical illusion featuring two hidden animals 4 months ago

People are baffled with this optical illusion featuring two hidden animals

Which one can you see?

An animal-based optical illusion which supposedly determines whether you're right brained or left brained is currently doing the rounds on social media - and driving people crazy in the process.


Recently shared by a Twitter user known only as Pam, the picture can either present viewers with the image of a cat or a moose - although many are struggling to spot the latter, with some doubting that it even exists within the Magic Eye-style pic.

"Depending on how your brain works (left brain, right brain) you see a cat or a moose in this pattern," explained Pam, the person that posted this collection of black and white swirls that has since caused the internet to do lots of eye-squinting and head-scratching.

"Whatever animal you see isn’t part of the image, just an optical illusion created by your own brain. If you zoom in on any of the features you see, the illusion disappears.


To make matters even more infuriating, not-so-handy Pam didn't elaborate on which animal equates to which brain side being the most dominant.

Don't worry though. We did our own research.


According to, those of us who are more analytical and methodical are typically left-brained, while those who display a little more creative and artistic flair are usually more right-brained.

Sadly, we'll never know how exactly these relate to cats or moose (definitely not 'meese', is it?) - although despite this, the illusion has already left many social media users puzzled.

"There is no moose. This is some kind of weird sociological experiment to see how many people will spend half an hour of their lives trying to see a moose," said one - probably pretty accurate - Twitter user.

"I call BS, no one sees a moose" said another, commenting on the illusive other animal.


"There is *no* moose," claimed a third. "I have a quirky brain...I am ambidextrous, and easily see all the artefacts in these "hidden" mind trick images. No moose."

Meanwhile, some people saw stuff that wasn't even suppose to be there: "What I see are sea lots of seashells on top of each other," said one user. "Quite like seashell colony on the seabed."

As it stands, it looks like the age old technique of using hidden pictures of cats and moose to accurately determine brain functionality will continue to remain a mystery.

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