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November 14, 2016

BunnyDuck or DuckBunny?


In watching and interpreting the game footage, the students were behaving similarly to children shown the famous duck-rabbit illusion, pictured above.
When shown the illusion on Easter Sunday, more children see the rabbit, where on other Sundays they are more likely to see the duck.1 The image itself allows both interpretations, and switching from seeing one to the other takes some effort. When I showed duck-rabbit to my 5-year-old daughter, and asked her what she saw, she replied: “A duck.” When I asked her if she saw “anything else,” she edged closer, forehead wrinkled. “Maybe there’s another animal there?” I proffered, trying not to sound as if magnet school admission was on the line. Suddenly, a shimmer of awareness, and a smile. “A rabbit!” How Your Brain Decides Without You Nautilus

Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 14, 2016 7:01 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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I saw a duck. A duck with something seriously wrong. Only when rabbit came into the conversation did I see it. I was wondering, "The duck has a hole in its head. Why does it have a hole in its head?" Because it is a rabbit.

Posted by: Jewel at November 14, 2016 7:42 PM

Does it matter if the duck is looking to the right and the bunny is looking to the left?

Posted by: Mikey NTH at November 15, 2016 12:06 PM

Like Jewel, when I first saw the picture I thought, "A duck with a hole in the back of its head." As far as why the hole, my thoughts continued, "Is it duck hunting season already?"

Posted by: Grizzly at November 15, 2016 4:54 PM

I immediately seen the duck and the bunny but saw there was something wrong with them.

Sent it to my son and he showed it to the 2.5 yo grandaughter and she saw a bunny but quickly seen something was wrong and kept pointing at it and going, "Hee, hee, hee". ????? It fried both her cells. LOL

I told him to show it to her next easter and see what happens. Maybe she'll grow 2 more.

Posted by: ghostsniper at November 15, 2016 7:57 PM

Neither duck nor bunny. It's what you get from applied multiculturalism.

Posted by: BillH at November 16, 2016 7:07 AM

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