Chapter 4 Memory/Semantics

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Abstracting Away the Detail

It may not feel like it, but as we take in a scene or a conversation, we are continuously dropping a majority of the concrete physical representation of the scene, leaving us with a very abstract and concept-based representation of what we were focusing on. But perhaps you feel like you are much more of a “visual thinker” and really do get all the details. Great! Please tell me which of the ones shown in Figure 4-1 is the real US penny.

Figure 4-1

Which is the real US penny?

If you are American, you may have seen thousands of these in your lifetime. So surely ...

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