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reversible goblet


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An ambiguous figure introduced in 1915 by the Danish psychologist Edgar Rubin (1886–1951), a classic demonstration of figure-ground reversal, its appearance alternating between a goblet and a pair of facial profiles in silhouette (see illustration). Also called the face-goblet illusion or Rubin's figure.

Reversible goblet. It can be seen as a white goblet or a pair of black facial profiles.

Subjects: Psychology.


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