Which area is brighter?

A
B
Both are the same
It depends on the order of seeing
This is the well known checker shadow illusion, first published in 1995 by Edward H. Adelson, Professor of Vision Science at MIT. The area A appears darker because of its light surrounding. At the same time, area B, surrounded with dark areas, appear lighter.
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flagthe United States
7%
4%
76%
9%
627
flagGermany
5%
12%
76%
5%
55
flagCanada
13%
5%
73%
5%
38
flagthe Philippines
14%
3%
71%
7%
28
flagAustralia
18%
2%
70%
6%
44
flagAustria
0%
20%
70%
10%
10
flagPoland
8%
14%
69%
7%
16434
flagthe United Kingdom
13%
8%
67%
8%
131
flagMalaysia
25%
0%
66%
8%
12
flagRussia
7%
15%
65%
12%
40
flagUkraine
10%
17%
63%
8%
74
flagIndonesia
18%
0%
63%
18%
11
flagIndia
10%
9%
59%
17%
200
flagUnknown
21%
5%
42%
31%
19
flagPakistan
10%
10%
40%
40%
10
flagthe United Arab Emirates
20%
30%
40%
10%
10