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Illusion of Disappearing Dots

Where the lines cross do you see a white dot or a black dot ?

Illusion of disappearing dots

This illusion is known as Hermann's grid. The reason you see gray dots in the line crossings is because light-sensitive cells in retina of our eyes are arranged in rows. If a cell is stimulated an image is sent to the brain. However, if the adjacent cell is also stimulated the mind blurs the image. The effect is magnified and a high contrast black on white image.

Here is a slightly different version of Hermens Grid without the dots

Illusion Hermans

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