MORE than 100 years after it was first created, this image is once again sparking a huge reaction after being shared on social media.
SOME SEE A RABBIT AND OTHERS WILL SEE A DUCK – BUT ARE YOU ABLE TO SEE BOTH ALTERNATIVELY?
What you see (and how fast you see it) could indicate how quickly your brain works – and how creative you are. The duck-rabbit drawing was first used by American psychologist Joseph Jastrow in 1899 to make the point that perception is not only what one sees but also a mental activity.
Mr Jastrow’s research was based on how quickly one can see the second animal and how fast participants could change their perception of the drawing to switch between the two animals. The faster you can do this this, the quicker your brain works and the more creative you are, the research suggested.
Most see the duck first, but what does it mean? Well, if you’re able to flip between both images, then it’s said you’re a creative person. The moment you flip between a duck and the rabbit induces a small flash of creative insight in the brain, meaning you see the world in a variety of ways.
One more interesting thing is that at different times during the year, the result of the test seem to change. During the Easter period, people are more likely to see a rabbit first but in October, seeing the duck first is more common.