THIS optical illusion has left even the most avid of puzzle fans scratching their heads in confusion.
Test your IQ and observation skills by trying to find the six other horses hidden in this picture – yes, there are six others.
Participants have been told that they could have 20/20 vision and the IQ of a genius if they manage to find the sneaky six in just nine seconds.
So grab a timer, set it to nine seconds, and prove your puzzle-solving abilities.
Although it may seem like an ordinary image, this is no easy feat, and it takes the average person over well over a minute to find them.
Optical illusions are purposefully designed to trick our vision, and can be used as simple determiners of intelligence.
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Optical illusions benefits
RESEARCHERS have developed many tests that show how various brain regions react to optical illusions.
They are not only entertaining, but they also shed light on how our brains interpret visual data.
By giving your brain a little workout on a regular basis, you enhance your ability to focus and observe details.
Studies have shown, people who regularly challenge themselves with optical illusions and puzzles see big improvements in their problem-solving skills, concentration and attention.
Improved concentration and attention span, in turn, can help prevent cognitive decline in older age.
Psychologists at The University of Glasgow found that staring at an optical illusion can improve eyesight by allowing you to see small print.
This illusion is made particularly tricky through the varying shades of vibrant colours in the background.
The crashing waves, luscious greenery and sandy beaches offer the perfect camouflage for the sneaky animals, as our eyes find it hard to focus on the abundant variety and difference.
Have you found any of the hidden horses yet?
If you’d like some help, try breaking the image down into several sections. Then search each section slowly, one at a time.
But, if you found this puzzle too easy, why not try some of our other brain teasers?
Test your vision by trying to spot the face hidden in this picture of a dog.
Only the top 1% can find it within nine seconds.
Or test your IQ by trying to find the mistake in this depiction of a potential problem on the road.
The image shows a red car on a seemingly-idyllic countryside drive, but there’s something wrong – and you have to find out what that is.
This illusion is created to test your observational skills.
If you couldn’t find the horses within the harshly allocated time of just nine seconds, don’t worry, we have the answer for you.
We’ve also added three bonus puzzles for you below.