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%
17
flagSpain
0%
5%
0%
94%
18
flagDenmark
0%
5%
0%
94%
17
flagIndonesia
0%
0%
7%
92%
14
flagGermany
0%
0%
10%
88%
126
flagAustralia
0%
2%
8%
88%
36
flagNorway
0%
0%
7%
88%
27
flagPoland
1%
3%
7%
85%
10005
flagthe United Kingdom
1%
1%
7%
85%
314
flagFrance
0%
6%
10%
83%
30
flagthe United States
1%
3%
8%
80%
783
flagRepublic of Ireland
4%
2%
11%
80%
42
flagItaly
0%
0%
19%
80%
21
flagPakistan
0%
5%
5%
77%
18
flagCanada
4%
2%
14%
76%
42
flagthe Netherlands
0%
5%
11%
76%
34
flagMalaysia
0%
5%
11%
76%
17
flagIndia
2%
3%
12%
74%
178
flagRussia
0%
4%
8%
69%
23
flagthe Philippines
0%
0%
10%
65%
20

Gender

men88%
women87%
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1%
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3%
2%
50%
6%
8%
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88%
87%

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Author: Steve Lamberty
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