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impossible figure

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(Psychology) a picture of an object that at first sight looks three-dimensional but cannot be a two-dimensional projection of a real three-dimensional object, for example a picture of a staircase that re-enters itself while appearing to ascend continuously. Also called: Escher figure
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Bum Kardashian is the human |equivalent of an impossible object who can balance a glass of champagne on her bottom.
This sort of explanatory strategy is basic to psychological explanation in the behavioral sciences, but Braude argues that such an engram is an impossible object.
A knife without a blade, which is missing the handle": While preparing the International Surrealist Exhibition in 1946, Andre Breton contemplated this impossible object, described in an aphorism by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg.
In this article, we describe an impossible-geometry lesson where two high school classes in different Northern Nevada school districts (an integrated algebra/geometry/statistics class comprised mainly of freshmen and a tenth-grade geometry class) explore the concept of impossible geometry before creating their own impossible object.
114), Culler argues that the latter two prefer a 'monadic' to a 'dualistic' model of the text, as an impossible object integrating incompatible modes of functioning.
This also makes Daneri's impossible object a false embodiment of the divine, which in its "true" forms exists in all time frames.
Olga's chignon (a bunlike hairdo) is that impossible object of indescribable attraction; the thing that gets in the way of us realizing that what we're really looking for, in life, in love, is already right under our noses.
In the case of the Song of Songs, the potential is particularly intense, leading us to union with God, who is the impossible object, but whose presence can be read through these signs.
Mosley's second novel, The Rainbearers, explores the nature of romantic obsession and the various ways that married couples manipulate each other, themes that will find fuller expression in such later novels as Impossible Object (1968) and Natalie Natalia (1971).
The Thing's patrons were willing coconspirators in Lethem's campaign to introduce an impossible object into the real world.
Having spent about two years doing that, the script of Impossible Object was eventually made by Frankenheimer, and that was an empty film too, really.
47) Every being of reason or impossible object would be a "positive,"(48) albeit fictitious, "something," to which the intellect would impart a certain entity, not real or true but metaphorical or "intentional.