If I ask you to picture an Apple...
what do you see?
Before you scroll any further, entertain my query if you will.
It’s a weird question, I am aware of that, but I am asking for a reason. If I ask you to visualize an apple, what do you see?
Can you see the full image of an apple? The color, skin texture, can you rotate it, take an imaginary bite out of it, can you smell it? Basically does it look completely real to you, or is it something else.
Does it look like a cartoon, or drawn apple to you?
Can you see it, but it’s lacking in detail, black and white perhaps, something else?
Do you see sort of a greyed out outline of an apple?
Or is there nothing there at all? What number do you see?
This image made the rounds on Twitter recently, and the responses were quite interesting, especially the ones that said things like;
“If you claim to see anything other than number five, you’re lying.”
That really surprised me, because I see number one. The way people perceive the world fascinates me, and the notion that people cannot visualize things is new to me. If you wouldn’t mind humoring me, where on the scale do you fall?