How many dots at the intersections are black?

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In this scin­til­lat­ing grid il­lu­sion, dark dots seem to appear and dis­ap­pear ran­dom­ly. Various theories have been proposed to explain it. It may be caused by the mech­a­nism of lateral in­hi­bi­tion (the capacity of an excited neuron to reduce the activity of its neigh­bors).

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flagthe United Arab Emirates
0%
0%
0%
100%
21
flagUnknown
1%
2%
5%
91%
1038
flagNorway
0%
0%
5%
91%
35
flagSpain
0%
4%
4%
91%
23
flagDenmark
0%
9%
0%
90%
21
flagGermany
0%
0%
8%
89%
189
flagPoland
1%
2%
7%
86%
16048
flagthe United Kingdom
1%
1%
7%
86%
423
flagAustralia
2%
2%
9%
85%
42
flagItaly
0%
0%
14%
85%
27
flagCanada
3%
1%
10%
82%
56
flagFrance
2%
6%
6%
82%
45
flagthe United States
1%
3%
8%
81%
861
flagRepublic of Ireland
5%
1%
11%
80%
51
flagPakistan
0%
5%
5%
78%
19
flagIndia
2%
3%
12%
75%
215
flagUkraine
6%
9%
0%
74%
31
flagRussia
4%
2%
7%
73%
42
flagthe Netherlands
5%
5%
12%
72%
55
flagthe Philippines
0%
4%
9%
59%
22

Gender

men90%
women89%
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1%
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2%
2%
50%
5%
7%
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90%
89%

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Author: Steve Lamberty
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