Do you see a beach or car door? Bizarre optical illusion baffles Reddit

Do you see a car door or a beach in this optical illusion?

Apparently, you’re more of an “artist” if you think the image resembles a coastline.

Twitter user Nayem posted the image two days ago.

He wrote: “If you can see a beach, ocean sky, rocks and stars then you are an artist.

“But it’s not a painting, it’s (the) lower part of the car gate which needs to be repaired.”

The post has since gone viral on Reddit.

When it was uploaded to the confusing_perspective subreddit, the illusion racked up 13,700 upvotes.

Many agreed that the motor looks more like waves crashing on the coastline than a car door.

One commenter asked: “Am I tripping? Because I really see the beach.”

Another said: “Holy s*** I could only see the beach and didn’t know what I was supposed to be looking at.”

A third added: “Insane, I see a beach.”

While those who see a beach may be chuffed that they’re “artists”, there’s actually a reason why many see the coastline.

According to one Redditor, it’s all down to “confirmation bias”.

They explain: “Great example of the real time effect of confirmation bias:

“It looks like a beach from the thumbnail.

“You already expect, ‘this is a picture of a beach’.

“This is your first impression, and it’s just your feeling.

“Hardly any ‘information’, beyond the picture, but you’re confident already.

“Then the caption confirms that with an affirming message, ‘if you see a beach then you’re an artist’.

“Then once it’s revealed what it actually is, your brain struggles to see it as anything but a beach.

“That’s how quickly our brains create those connections in our heads.”

Looks like we’re all not so special then…

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