You’re in the top 1 percent if you can spot the hidden celeb in this optical illusion

A celebrity's face is tucked away amid the dots that make up the perplexing optical illusion, albeit it is tough to notice.

You can use a few techniques, such as standing at an angle or shaking the device it is shown on, to assist you view the hidden star.

Staring at the grid while stepping away from your phone or computer seems to be the most effective.

The iconic face should become more visible as you move further away.

Here's a hint if you're still having trouble: They were a late artist who was widely regarded as one of the greatest pop stars of all time.

Michael Jackson is the obvious answer. Now that you know the answer, try looking at the image again. He ought to be easier to spot.

It's a fresh take on the well-known Magic Eye illusions, which masked 3D images with swirls of dots or lines.

The visual riddle is the result of how our brains absorb information, according to Dr. Gustav Kuhn, a psychologist and expert on human perception at Goldsmiths University in London, who was speaking to The Sun.

He compared it to a similar panda-obscuring monochromatic grid illusion.