Test your outside-the-box thinking ability with the triangle challenge

There is a saying that seeing is believing, but what happens when what you see with your eyes contradicts a seemingly obvious truth?

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Testa din förmåga att tänka utanför lådan med triangelproblemet

 

Det finns ett ordspråk som säger “att se är att tro“, men vad händer när det du ser med dina egna ögon motsäger en till synes uppenbar sanning?

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There are no boundaries to your imagination

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Every single experience of what has happened to you took place within your own mind as reflections and interpretations of sensory information that have reached you from the external world around you. While this flow of sensory information is partly beyond your control, you still have a choice of what you expose yourself to. Reading books, meeting new people, experiencing nature are all within the range of your possibilities, and are all bringing you new sensory information, and thus novel experiences.

But your opportunities don’t stop there….

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Det finns inga gränser för din fantasi

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Varje erfarenhet av vad du någonsin upplevt har ägt rum i ditt eget sinne som reflektioner och tolkningar av sensorisk information som nått dig från omvärlden. Medan detta inflöde av sinnesintryck delvis ligger utanför din kontroll kan du själv i stor utsträckning välja vad du utsätter dig för. Att läsa böcker, träffa nya människor, uppleva naturen ligger inom din egen möjlighet, och alla ger dig nya sinnesintryck och därmed nya erfarenheter.

Men dina möjligheter slutar inte där…

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What you remember – or don’t remember

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We would like to think that our different memories are quite accurate, but in fact, the memory is extremely unreliable. When we pick up a memory, we can not just “put it back” from where we retrieved it as it once was, but instead it has to be re-stored. In that process, it is not saved in the same state as it used to be, but is being distorted by our current mood, but also according to our wishes and expectations.

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