Don’t Let Your Perceptions Limit Your Creativity
Posted by Plish on December 1, 2008
Which square in the image above is darker, A or B?
Everyday we’re confronted with images and sounds that shape our perspectives of what is black, what is white, what sounds loud, what sounds soft. Once the brain gets used to experiencing things a certain way, it uses those experiences as a the filter through which future experiences get triaged. More importantly, it creates expectations of how the world is supposed to be; how things are supposed to sound, look, act, taste, etc. This is good and bad. Good because it allows us to make quick decisions and survive as a species. Bad because it’s easier to just trust our senses and move on without questioning.
The correct answer is neither. Both squares are the same color.
For proof go to this wonderful blog entry here. It is an experiential reality check. It reminds us that limits in our thinking can limit our creativity…
…which ultimately limits our future.