I've been doing my Brain in trying to figure out something I discovered a few days ago reading about perception that's got me stumped.. And wondering if anyone out there has any ideas, theories or knowledge.
Below is a Necker cube... A 2 dimensional line drawing that allows one to perceive all sides of a 3 dimensional shape.
Close study of the cube will allow you to change your perception to essentially see it from whatever side you like. It is possible to view this and change it's orientation though perception, and even, sometimes, to see the perceptual shift and essentially flip from which side you are perceiving the cube.
So anyway, I thought this was pretty cool, and drew a small similar cube on a piece of paper to look at and play with perceptually at work (yep, it was a slow night).. Moving my eyes a little out of focus I eventually found it easy to flip and rotate my perception to view it from all 6 angles.. simple.. Try it now with the Picture on screen if you're not sure what I mean..
Anyway, after a while I moved my eyes even further out of focus to essentially go cross eyed enough to see the cube with double vision, and there while I was playing around with perception of the cube in double vision I discovered that I could essentially perceive the Cube from two separate perceptions at the same time by flirting from left to the right hand view of the cube? What the hell is that all about? I have been looking for an answer to this all day and have found nothing?
According to Wikipedia, duel perception doesn't exist, but I can easily with a piece of paper and a drawing of a cube view the cube from two sides at the same time..
Also try it, yourself and let me know if you can do it.. Be sure to make the cube small though, because you don't want to go too cross eyed for too long..
Edited by Professor T, 01 November 2013 - 11:55 AM.