5 min, 2007
American psychologist Joseph Jastrow used the drawing of the duck-rabbit to suggest that perception is not just a product of the stimulus, but also of mental activity—that we see with the mind as well as the eye.
Only rationally can we understand the phenomenon of two images in one. This perceptual limitation can be applied to our thought processes. We cannot think two different thoughts at the same time.
How do we negotiate conflicting thoughts? A story exists out of elements that don't create a complete picture, where the gaps evoke as much meaning as what is presented.