Our brain is programmed to see “the big picture” which allows us to go efficiently through our daily lives, undistracted by small details. Our memory also shapes our expectation of what we ought to see and what it is supposed to mean, excluding other alternatives.
By looking at my surroundings as if I had never seen them before, I try to suppress any memory of what it is that I am looking at, the names of things and their significance. That leaves me free to interpret a scene solely through my perception.
Ultimately, I can “see” and extract specific elements, that become the building blocks for something entirely different.
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