It is true that our brains can sometimes struggle to accurately perceive or interpret the visual information we receive. Our visual perception is a complex process that involves the eyes capturing light, transmitting signals to the brain, and the brain processing and interpreting those signals to form our perception of the visual world.
This phenomenon can be attributed to our brain’s ability to recognize and make connections between different visual elements. As I observed the oil on water for a longer period, my brain likely started to identify familiar shapes, patterns, and cues that resembled the figures of the man and woman by the fence. Once my brain made those connections, I was able to interpret the visual information more accurately.
This experience highlights the role of both sensory input and cognitive processing in visual perception. Our brains rely on the information received from our senses, but they also draw on our past experiences, knowledge, and expectations to make sense of what we see. It’s fascinating how our perception can evolve and become more refined as we continue to observe and engage with the visual world around us.