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. Hill, who published it in in Puck humor magazine, an American magazine inspired by the British magazine Punch right figure. However, Hill almost certainly adapted the figure from an original concept that was popular throughout the world on trading and puzzle cards. Boring, E.
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.
Face Illusions are ambiguous images which exploit similarities between two or more distinct images. They are also known as reversal images, puzzle images and perceptual rivalry. You may enlarge each illusion by clicking on it. There you might see more details. And if you step back a bit you might see other things hidden in the image.
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.