The author mentions the fact that we rarely focus our eyes on mirrors (lines 39-40) primarily in order to

on October 14 at 11:22PM

Explanation please

Also would love an explanation for this one. Thanks!!

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Irina on October 14 at 11:51PM

@hannahnaylor5,

To understand the purpose behind this fact, it is helpful to look at the context within which it is mentioned. Lines 37-39 tell us that mirrors are designed to make a two-dimensional surface appear to have depth. Note, for example .. - this phrase tells us that the author is about to provide an example of this phenomenon. ...that mirrors are among a few objects on which we almost never focus our eyes. This fact is cited in support of the contention that mirrors are designed to make a two-dimensional surface appear to have depth since we normally look at a surface but look into a multi-dimensional space - and since we look into rather than focus on the mirror, this example supports/ clarifies the idea that mirrors simulate three-dimensional reality.

Let me know if this makes sense and if you have any further questions.