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What is a visual ambiguity?

Visual perception is complicated because our cognitive systems are not adept at analyzing visual stimuli. In order to resolve visual ambiguities we make unconscious assumptions that resolve the ambiguities. What is a visual ambiguity? What are some examples of visual ambiguities that you have encountered today? What types of cognitive assumptions did you make in order to solve them?

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1. Visual perception is complicated because our cognitive systems are not adept at analyzing visual stimuli. In order to resolve visual ambiguities we make unconscious assumptions that resolve the ambiguities. What is a visual ambiguity? What are some examples of visual ambiguities that you have encountered today? What types of cognitive assumptions did you make in order to solve them?

Visual perception is the ability to interpret information from visible light reaching the eyes. The resulting perception is also known as eyesight, sight or vision (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_perception).

Visual ambiguity is when there is a confusion or uncertainty about the image. In fact, "ambiguities are common in vision, but they are resolved so quickly that we often are not aware of their existence. Ambiguities might be resolved by low or high level processes. Minsky leans towards the "New Look" of ambiguity resolution, favouring constraints imposed ...

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This solution explains the concept of visual ambiguity and provides several examples of visual ambiguities that a person might encounter today, as well as types of cognitive assumptions that could be used to solve them.

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