By Jamie Rivera Published 02/14/2016 08:40:00 | Views: 1651
‘Rabbit and Duck’ from the 23 October 1892 issue of Fliegende Blätter
 

Look at this drawing: What do you see first?

Psychologists believe the answer could tell us a lot about how our minds work.

It’s not necessarily a case of which we see initially, but how easily we are able to switch between the two animals.

They think more creative people will be able to see both more quickly than those who notice one and then find it more difficult to pinpoint the other animal.

The optical illusion, called ‘Kaninchen und Ente’ in German, is more than 100 years old and first appeared in a German magazine around 1892. It gained more popularity in 1899 when US pyschologist Joseph Jastrow used it to illustrate his theory that people ‘see’ with their mind as well as their eyes.

It has been making the rounds on social media this week demonstrating it still has the power to captivate people.

 
 
 
 
By Jamie Rivera 02/14/2016 08:40:00
 
 

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