“Spot the difference” games can be a lot of fun, while also being hard on the brain. Have you ever done one that you just can’t seem to solve?
Those images seem like there could be no possible difference or answer for them, and don’t worry, you’re not alone to think so.
Our inability to spot subtle differences is what psychologists call ‘change blindness’.It is when you are looking at something and see all the major details about it while failing to miss (or be blind to) the minor ones.
According to Daniel Simons, a psychologist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, change blindness occurs because if we spotted everything all the time, it would simply be impossible to focus our attention toward something and our brain can’t handle all that information.
“People fail to notice surprisingly large changes to their visual world when those changes occur during a brief moment of distraction. Under normal viewing conditions, changes to a scene produce a signal that can grab our attention,” Simons says.
“However, when that change signal is hidden by any sort of disruption people can and do miss large changes. Critically, people are largely unaware of this limitation — most people are convinced that they will notice changes that, in reality, few people do. We are aware of far less of our visual world than we think.”
Does that sound like you? How detail-oriented and attentive are you? Do you have to ability to instantly spot the differences just by a quick glance of the pictures? Find out below.
Here we present you a plethora of images that contain one, or more, differences that we bet you can’t find out at first glance.
Spot the 15 Differences
Were You Able To Spot All The Differences In All Of The Images?
Whether or not you were able to, it is okay. Doing exercise like this one once in a while helps to keep your eyes sharp and your brain sharper.