Thursday, 9 July 2009

What You See Depends On Where You Are In The World

So what did you see ?

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.

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


  1. You're a big star now, girl, now that J-Walk has found your blog.

    Not that you weren't before. Bigger star is what I meant to say.
    - spiedeat

  2. Yes indeed, and why do we not learn that in school.

  3. Cooper, ah they posted "the toe" the girl won't be happy, she asked me if I wanted exclusive pics one day and told me to take "the toe" off my blog, the next. Not a chance!

    Momo, home schooling for all, I say. Except children wishing to become vets/doctors.

  4. I remember something similar back from the first Gulf War... Leaflets encouraging the Iraqis to surrender had to be changed, because they had never been exposed to the "speech/thought bubble" that we're so used to from comic strips.

  5. Chris, such a difference in cultures...I suppose if I was in Iraq I wouldn't have a clue about their trends either.

    Dark Sock, get back, you eejit!

  6. The picture clearly depicts a gang of rapists - a rape collective, if you will - planning their next campaign of brutal sexual assults.

    Power to them.

  7. Come on, it's OBVIOUS.

    Look at that dude in the chair, openly masturbating in front of everyone.

    Look at the midget paedophile, grooming the little girl as the dog sleazily watches on.

    It's all there, and it's real sick.

  8. Oh dear dear, your poor cellmate.

  9. This proves that you can choose your own reality and master your destiny.


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