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Cubism: Another example

Here we discuss the notion of how our thinking might be cluttered by excess baggage

Rob discusses another really intriguing imagery puzzle that has been taken to show just how knowledge of the real world influences our ability to reason about it.

The fact that apparently irrelevant facts about the word encroach on our thinking about it has been taken by some as an indication of how cluttered our thinking can be with so-called excess baggage. Thinking with excess baggage is the topic of this week’s class experiment.

And if you are still concerned about our rotated cube… the key thing is to note the position of the remaining six corners. Most people report only four!

Here is the hint we mentioned…

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