Hungarian artist Gergely Dudás – or Dudolf has turned this winter season into one of laughter for some and absolute frustration for many others by releasing this picture of a cat amongst a plethora of owls and asking…
“A cat is hiding amongst these owls! Can you spot it?”
Thousands have commented on the image in various states of distress at their inability to locate the frustrating feline.
According to http://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/can-you-spot-cat-picture:
The cause of all this difficulty is likely to have something to do with the way in which the brain processes visual information, by identifying repeating patterns and then using this to automatically fill in the gaps in peripheral vision. This makes it very difficult to spot minor details or irregularities in our visual field without focusing directly on these elements, which means you probably won’t see the cat unless you stare straight at it.
If the challenge is getting to you, try the easier picture of a panda in a menagerie of snowmen: