Visual intelligence: what you don’t see is as important as what you see

Visual intelligence

The anecdote in which Sherlock Holmes asks Watson to consider the peculiar behaviour of the dog in the night is well known. It’s the most popular example of why it is important to look for things that did not happen as much as those that did.

When assessing intelligence, we now accept that there are several kinds: as much as 9 if we were to go by Howard Gardner’s opinion. This video is about one such: visual intelligence. Visual intelligence is the concept that we see more than we can process and it’s the idea of thinking about what we see, taking in the information and what do we really need to live our lives more purposefully and do our jobs more effectively.

Much like in the Sherlock Holmes story, when we look at something we seldom ask ourself what is missing in the view. The speaker, Amy Herman, makes us take a test to show how we miss so much by not considering this option.

SOURCE: Big Think via YouTube

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