Young Woman or Old Woman


     In this famous ambiguous figure it is possible to see either a young woman or an old woman. It is a drawing and if you examine it in detail it will probably be rather hard to decide what all of the different components represent in each of the interpretations. Nose, hat, feather, ear, etc. are identifiable...but you're mind seems to be imposing these interpretations on the drawing rather than being compelled by the "perceptual evidence."

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© Charles F. Schmidt