Remember the Internet clusterfuck that was The Dress? Yeah, so do I, unfortunately. The phenomenon insufferably dominated several news cycles -- a tale of psychology, ocular perception, and possibly the stupidest line of questioning the Internet has ever seen: "Is it blue and black or is it white and gold?" The Dress's moment officially turned two a couple days ago, with mercifully little fanfare. However, that doesn't mean we are so far removed from The Dress that tricky optical illusions don't still appear online. This latest comes via our friends at Motherboard, and it's about, well, strawberries.
Look at the photograph above, created by Akiyoshi Kitaoka, a Japanese psychology professor who specializes in optical illusions. It's pretty clearly a photo of ripe, delicious, red strawberries. We know they're red because strawberries are red. What's weird about the photo is that we perceive them as red despite there being no red pixels in the photo itself. This is because of a phenomenon called color constancy -- or, your brain reminding you that strawberries are indeed red and that the conditions of the entire image, like the fact that it's awash with blues and greens. With the Dress, it was the same thing.