Category:Face or vase

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Edgar Rubin 
Danish psychologist
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Date of birth6 September 1886
Copenhagen
Date of death3 May 1951
Rudersdal Municipality
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Face or vase illusion or Rubin's vase is a cognitive optical illusion developed around 1915 by the Danish psychologist Edgar Rubin. The illusion generally presents the viewer with a mental choice of two interpretations, each of which is valid. Often, the viewer sees only one of them, and only realizes the second, valid, interpretation after some time or prompting. When they attempt to simultaneously see the second and first interpretations, they suddenly cannot see the first interpretation anymore, and no matter how they try, they simply cannot encompass both interpretations simultaneously - one occludes the other.

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