In the second picture they probably saw a frog. If not have
them look for it now. If they did spot the frog immediately look
now for something that weighs more than 50 pounds. It could
take a while.
After no more than 15 seconds tell them the thing weighing
more than 50 pounds is a horse.
Ask: Can you see it now?
To help them out the frog is sitting down, facing away. The
horse’s head is all that is shown with the horse looking out of
the water. To help you out, the frog’s eyes are the horse’s
Now that they have seen the second major object in each
picture have them look at each objectively again. It is
probably inconceivable to them they did not see it at first.
Perception is powerful, but once someone sees things
differently they will be able to see more options.
Here is another perception illustration
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