This Black-and-White Optical Illusion Will Make You See Color

What do you see?

Screenshot via YouTube/Kenneth Morehouse

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WARNING: Do not watch if your eyes are sensitive to flashing lights or if you've ever had epilepsy.

This is officially the year of . The latest one is a play on the Fechner effect, which fools your mind into seeing color that's not there. A famous demonstration of it is , also referred to as Benham's disk. Some people can see flashes of color as the wheel is spinning.

Now California-based artist Kenneth Morehouse is taking the to the next level with a project called the "Zebra Rainbow." Unlike Benham's top — where you only see color in quick flashes — his video will have you seeing color for a longer period of time.

"My video uses a very specific structure of frames in specific rhythms to try to hold onto one color … I was interested in how the viewer starts to question whether the color is a physiological response to the structure of the video or if a mental projection of color is occurring," he told the Daily Mail.

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The illusion can be seen in the clip above. It's meant to be watched on a Macbook Pro, but should work somewhat on other computers. Ideally, it should also be seen in a dark room in full screen mode at maximum brightness.

But, as mentioned, do not watch if you've ever had photosensitive epilepsy. For those who don't, let us know what colors you see in the comments.

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