The Colour of Strawberries You See In This Viral Optical Illusion Can Reveal If Your Brain Lies To You!

Today, the image of optical illusion is driving the world crazy. This viral optical illusion image makes you believe the color isn’t there, while your brain ignores the actual color that is. Most illusions out there work by confusing the human brain and this one is no different. In the picture below, check out the strawberries you see and tell us the color you observed when you deeply noticed the picture through the comment box.

Optical illusion Image: what do you see?

The image below was prepared by a Japanese psychologist who proves to the world that color illusions are also possible and that your brain lies to you in such situations.

Optical Illusion Strawberries

Akiyoshi Kitaoka of Ritsumeikan University in Japan recently shared a tweet of an image of a strawberry pie that has confused many.

Optical illusions create an illusion that is far removed from reality. For example, the strawberries you see in this image are not the actual color in the image.

Have a look at the image below.


What is the color of the strawberries you see? Is it blue or red? Or is it a tinge of red with a bluish light all around?

Look below to find out what really happened when your brain started lying to you.

The Japanese scientist just changed the red pixels to cyan or gray in this image. So just to be clear, there are no red pixels in the image.

Optical illusion: what did the users say?

Despite the lack of red color, many readers claimed to see its presence.

“There are definitely red pixels,” said one user.

No, it’s warm gray said another. However, Kitaoka stopped the debate by writing, “Strawberries appear reddish even though all the pixels are cyan or gray.”

Optical illusion: why did you see red strawberries?

According to a study published on, our brain captures images of something when it sees it for an extended period of time. Because you are so used to seeing red strawberries, your brain also saw a little bit of red in the gray strawberries.

Some everyday objects are associated with a particular color, such as bananas, which are typically yellow. Behavioral studies show that the perception of these so-called color diagnostic objects is influenced by our knowledge of their typical color, the so-called memory color.

The phenomenon is also known as ‘cortical coloring-in’. It happens through the visual cortex, which is located in the occipital lobe of our brain.

Juno Kim of the University of New South Wales explains, “This happens because our brains determine the color of things by discounting the color of the light source.”

So if you’ve seen red strawberries, it doesn’t mean you’re crazy, it just means you have a good memory. However, your brain is not ready to accept changes once others live in its own world.


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