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Why do I view the same scene two different ways?

Asked by mathwhiz1 (264points) December 2nd, 2009

I noticed that whenever I look at something, such as a building or a street, I can view it two different ways. What causes this to happen?

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jackm's avatar

Could you elaborate?

rangerr's avatar

What do you mean “two different ways”?

Flarlarlar's avatar

Two ways, one standing on your feet and one standing on your head?

mathwhiz1's avatar

It’s kind of hard to explain. It’s almost like when I see the scene the second time when I look away for a while, my perception is different. I especially notice that it is different when I come out of a building after I have been inside for a while. Does this make sense?

jackm's avatar

When you first see it you are comparing it to other buildings you have seen, you are noticing new things about it, you are forming expectations. After you’ve been around it for a while, you know all about it, it has a certain spot in your brain, it stands for something.

I get this feeling a lot. I strive to see things in the way I first saw them, but it rarely works.

hope that actually answered what you were wondering.

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