We bet you never thought Albert Einstein and Marilyn Monroe could save you a trip to the eye doctor!
A bunch of scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created this illusion that apparently tests one’s eyesight.
At first glance, people may see the Hollywood pin-up, but as the image gets larger, those with, what the scientists deem, good vision should begin to see the physicist’s face instead!
(Photo Credit: MIT/Aude Oliva)
Basically, it’s like “The Dress” — but for eyes.
According to The Daily Mail, “The image was created by superimposing a blurry picture of Monroe over a picture of Albert Einstein drawn in fine lines.”
So how does the illusion work? “Features with a high spatial frequency (Einstein) are only visible when you're viewing them close up, and those with low spatial frequencies (Monroe) are only visible from further away.
“Combining pictures of the two produces a single image which changes when the viewer moves closer or farther away from the screen.”
And there you have it! So which famous face do you see? Tell us in comments!
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