In what way do you see things?
Vision is a magnificent ability. It seems very easy to see something through the eyes, but the process is much more complicated. Our brain works quickly through cells that communicate with each other, to process the world around us. By being able to perceive color, depth and movement, we can build complete images. Hermann von Helmholtz proposed that vision is the result of unconscious inferences, that is, assumptions and conclusions based on previous experiences. Analyze the images in Figure 1. What do you see?
From left to right:
- Two faces facing each other or a vase?
- A young woman or an old woman?
- A glass of water half full or half empty?
- A skull or a couple having dinner?
- An old couple or two people singing?
- Is the man facing or sideways?
- A rabbit or a duck?
- Is the woman flying?
- A frog or a horse?
- Are the men flying or are they standing on the floor?
- Straight or crooked lines?
- People or columns?
- Is the cat going up or down?
THE WORLD CAN BE SEEN IN DIFFERENT WAYS. YOU CHOOSE HOW TO LOOK AT IT!
” The world is a mirror that reflects the image of the observer” William W. Thackerry