Strange illusion that has thousands pulling their hair out: How many black dots can you spot?

Humans have always been fascinated by the mysterious and enigmatic. We’re all born with a lust for solving tricky problems and making sense of things we don’t understand.

For many of us, it’s also very important to win once things get competitive – and it’s fun to test yourself every now and then, to see how you measure up to those around you. A healthy dose of competitive spirit can really spice things up!

Mirages and optical illusions can really mesmerize and kick your brain into high gear – something I think we all need every once in a while.

Below is a fascinating and tricky test designed by Will Kerslake, and it’s been making the rounds on the Internet for a couple of years.

The mission is simple: find all the black dots. Some people will think that this is a moving image, but it is in fact completely still. However, it really plays tricks on your mind – due to how our eyes work, you can never see all the black dots at once.

So, how many black dots can you find in this image? The solution is listed below!

Source: Twitter

If you found 10 dots, then that’s already impressive, but the correct answer is actually 12 dots!

I could only spot 7, so don’t worry if you didn’t find them all. Most people can’t! I find this sort of thing absolutely fascinating!

Press the share button if you managed to find 6 or more dots – if so, you should feel proud. Give your friends an interesting challenge!