Interesting Illusion

Firstly, answer this question:  what do you see in the picture below???

what do you see ?
Now read on.

What is above the woman’s head? When scientists showed a similar sketch to people from East Africa, nearly all the participants in the experiment said she was balancing a box or metal can on her head.

In a culture containing few angular visual cues, the family is seen sitting under a tree. Westerners, on the other hand, are accustomed to the corners and boxlike shapes of architecture. They are more likely to place the family indoors and to interpret the rectangle above the woman’s head as a window through which shrubbery can be seen.

after reading i looked again and yeah, i could see that thing at the back as a tree and not the corner of a room, and the window as a box on that womans head.

i like those kinds of things.. it clearly demonstrates that what we see is just our brain trying to make since out of things – based on what it knows already; makes you wonder what reality really looks like.

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
-Albert Einstein

A similiar illusion . . .  What do you see?

Children see 9 dolphins as oppose to a man and women because they have yet to develop a sense of eroticism.  



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2 responses to “Interesting Illusion

  1. jdevanus

    Oh, really, what else is there besides dolphins?

    heh heh heh!

  2. jdevanus

    Actually, truly, the first one, I thought was a painting over her head.

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