Duck Or Rabbit? What The Answer Says About Your Brain

Publish Date
Tuesday, 16 February 2016, 10:44AM

It was created more than 100 years ago, but this image of a duck and a rabbit is sparking a huge response on social media.

Depending on what you see and how quickly you register the image or images is said to be an indication of how creative you are.

The drawing first appeared in a German magazine in 1892 and was first used by American psychologist Joseph Jastrow, who used the sketch to make the point that perception is not only what you see but is also telling of brain activity.

Jastrow's research was based on how fast a person can make out two animals and how quickly participants could change their perception between the duck and the rabbit.

According to the psychologist, the faster you can do this, the quicker your brain works and the more creative you are.

Research has also noted different animals will appear more prominent depending on the time of year. So with Easter approaching, it is suggested you'll be more inclined to see the rabbit first.

NZ Herald

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