Perception as a flexible gate

Count the number of passes between those in white shirts.

If you saw 15 passes, congrats. But did you notice a gorilla? Half of the people miss it, which also suggests that they’re narrow-minded.

Our vision is tied to our creativity, particularly our ability to combine images. Says scientist Anna Antinori who conducted a recent perceptual processing test called ‘binocular rivalry‘ at the University of Melbourne:

“Open people appear to have a more flexible gate and let through more information than the average person.”

Close-minded people literally see and experience the world differently. The good news that the personalities are elastic. All it takes is one eye-opening experience or book to boost your curiosity.

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