They are both trapped in this famous optical illusion that first appeared on an German postcard and was later adapted by British cartoonist William Ely Hill, who published it in a humor magazine in with the title "My Wife and My Mother-in-Law. Using Amazon's Mechanical Turk, an online crowdsourcing platform, researchers showed the illusion for half a second to U. They were then asked if they saw an animal or a person and, if they said a person, what the sex was of the person. If the participants answered both questions correctly, they were asked to estimate the woman's age. Most people saw the young woman, but then again, there were more younger participants with only five above
This 1900s Brainteaser Still Mesmerizes A Century Later
Young Girl-Old Woman Illusion -- from Wolfram MathWorld
If you see the young woman: look at the young woman's chin and think of it as a large nose, and look at the young woman's ear and think of it as an eye. If you see the old woman: look at the old woman's nose, and think of it as the left cheek of a face looking away from you, and look at the old woman's eye and think of it as an ear on a face looking away from you. You should experience a 'Gestalt switch' between seeing the image as an old woman or a young woman. William Ely Hill - , a British cartoonist, produced a later, well-known version. The later, well-known version, was first published in the magazine Puck , in
What You See in This Famous Optical Illusion Could Reveal How Old You Are
If you are struggling to make them both out, you can see the younger woman's chin doubles as the older woman's nose and her ear as her eye. The oldest version first appeared on a German postcard but the most famous version, seen here, was drawn by British cartoonist William Ely Hill and appeared in American magazine Puck on November 6, An Australian study published by two psychology professors at Flinders University, claims that whichever figure you see relates to your age.
A famous perceptual illusion in which the brain switches between seeing a young girl and an old woman or "wife" and "mother in law". An anonymous German postcard from left figure depicts the image in its earliest known form, and a rendition on an advertisement for the Anchor Buggy Company from center figure provides another early example IllusionWorks. For many years, the creator of this figure was thought to be British cartoonist W.