It appears that culture heavily influences how well people incorporate the context of an environment versus how well they can filter out the context to focus on a prominent object.
This has been illustrated in eye measurements of Asians versus North Americans as they evaluate photographs, of Japanese & Americans recalling foreground objects versus background details of fish in a video & in this interesting experiment measuring ability to reproduce a line in a different-sized frame.
Japanese subjects were more accurate at reproducing a line in relative size to the new frame, indicating they were better at seeing the whole frame-line picture together. The American subjects were more accurate reproducing the central object, the line, regardless of frame size.
It might be that Collectivist/Interdependent cultures promote seeing things more relationally & holistically, while Individualist/Dependent cultures promote seeing individual things more analytically.
Learn & practice culturally-relevant leadership & soft skills at Soft Power Skills Academy, online with fellow high achievers working together on practical projects that put principles into action. https://www.softpowerskills.com
#SoftPowerSkills #Nspyr #InspireEmpowerChange