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the subjective triangle

the subjective triangle
An Illusory Contour - an inverted white triangle that isn't there.

While most would agree that an upside-down floating white triangle is right there – it's also not really there. It's an illusion, a trick of the mind. It's there only implicitly, and yet it's also packed with some extra vitamins...

Illusory Contours 

A visual illusion that evokes the perception of an edge without a luminance or colour change across that edge. Illusory brightness and depth ordering often accompany illusory contours... Typically, the shape seems brighter than the background, even though the luminance is homogeneous. Additionally, the illusory shape seems closer to the viewer than the inducers. Wikipedia

Me making the drawing of the thing that isn't there

Cognitive bias 

cognitive bias is a systematic pattern of deviation from norm or rationality in judgment. Individuals create their own "subjective reality" from their perception of the input. An individual's construction of reality, not the objective input, may dictate their behaviour in the world. Thus, cognitive biases may sometimes lead to perceptual distortion, inaccurate judgment, illogical interpretation, and irrationality. Wikipedia
Cognitive Bias Codex (click for the interactive)

The IKEA Effect? The Curse of Knowledge? The Sunk Cost Fallacy?

Confirmation bias is just one example of cognitive bias... It appears there are over 180+ cognitive biases in a growing list of curious curiosities of the brain.

The interactive version of the image offers a wealth of links to Wiki articles revealing the amazing and mind-boggling nature (quite literally) of our wonderful and expansive collection of innate biases – always valuable to browse and discover our favourite flavours.

Biases seem to be the rule! – What's your fave?

Sure looks like we are hard-wired.

No wonder it's such a hot mess. Maybe AI will fix things right up.

Here's Stuck on This Frequency (Show us where to Click) - by Framix...

As always - thanks for reading and indulging!