DISCUSSION: Read lines 34-41 to get the full picture. We look at objects. If you see an apple, you focus on it. But you look into landscapes. Think about what you see when you’re on top of a hill, overlooking the land below. You look off into the distance, you are not focussed.
A mirror is an object. It’s a flat surface. Yet we look into it, like we would any landscape. That’s pretty amazing. I can’t think of any other object that has this affect on us.
So lines 39-40 help illustrate what it means for mirrors to show us 3-d reality.
- Lines 39-40 are talking about seeing objects in a mirror. They don’t mention imagining objects.
- Lines 39-40 don’t mention mental constructs. This answer is designed to confuse you by mentioning an irrelevant concept from earlier
in the passage.
- CORRECT. See the explanation above. Knowing that we focus into mirrors helps us understand how they are like landscapes, not objects.
- Mental constructs are mentioned in lines 28-30. They aren’t relevant here. We when focus our eyes on the distance, that’s a physical act in the real world, and not an image that we’re constructing in our heads.
- This is an oddly hallucinogenic answer. “If you are on drugs, then the chair will have a rounder shape than normal”. Normally, our psychological states don’t affect the shape of objects.
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