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How Albert Einstein And Marilyn Monroe Can Help You Test Your Eyesight

Apr 5, 2015
They say seeing is believing, but as the now-world-famous blue-black/white-gold dress phenomenon proved, sometimes our eyes might not be seeing the same thing as someone else's.

This illusion, which juxtaposes the faces of Marilyn Monroe and Albert Einstein, is a decent test of your long and short-range vision. As the video explains, most people with decent eyesight will see the man who helped build the atom bomb, but those with blurry vision would see the "Some Like It Hot" bombshell instead.

This type of illusion is known as a hybrid image, and was developed by Dr. Aude Oliva at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as part of a series of experiments studying how the brain interprets visual cues.
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