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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 suggests that their focus is too narrow.

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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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of Discvr.blog and four books.