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Fri, 24 May 2019

Perception Puzzles

There are a variety of possible perception puzzles. Common puzzles will ask you to count the number of times a certain shape appears, for instance with several overlapping circles or triangles, and you being required to count how many appear.

Other perception puzzles may take the form of some sort of optical illusion or diagram where you have to explain what the image is, or find certain details or objects in the image.

A popular puzzle to test your perception and ability to analyse information and diagrams at speed are puzzles that test your judgement at making quick calls. For instance, look at this puzzle for no more than 5 seconds, then answer the questions beneath the puzzle. It is important that you don't look at the puzzle for more than 5 seconds:

perception puzzle

Answer the following questions after studying the puzzle for five seconds:
  1. Which colour appears most frequently in the picture?
  2. Which colour appears the least frequently in the picture?
Only once you have written down your answers, check the picture and see if you got it right. If you did, congratulations - it is tricky to grasp exactly what you are being presented with at such speed; you have excellent perception skills!

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