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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flagBelarus
6%
12%
81%
0%
16
flagthe United States
8%
5%
75%
9%
654
flagCanada
14%
4%
73%
4%
42
flagthe Philippines
13%
3%
72%
6%
29
flagGermany
7%
12%
71%
6%
88
flagAustralia
16%
1%
71%
8%
56
flagAustria
0%
14%
71%
14%
14
flagthe Netherlands
0%
0%
70%
10%
10
flagPoland
8%
13%
69%
7%
17550
flagthe United Kingdom
12%
10%
67%
7%
161
flagMalaysia
25%
0%
66%
8%
12
flagUkraine
8%
17%
64%
9%
95
flagIndonesia
18%
0%
63%
18%
11
flagGreece
11%
16%
61%
11%
18
flagRussia
8%
15%
60%
15%
60
flagIndia
13%
8%
56%
18%
232
flagNorway
20%
20%
50%
0%
10
flagUnknown
21%
5%
42%
31%
19
flagthe United Arab Emirates
20%
30%
40%
10%
10
flagSouth Africa
60%
0%
40%
0%
10