An interesting article was posted in the comments section of the bOINGbOING post about how mistakes are common when attempting to draw a bicycle from memory:
and an insightful commenter from bOINGbOING gives their two cents:
“… The bicycle drawing test is mostly testing how effectively your casual observation skills translate to memory and later recall. Just having good hand-eye coordination won’t be any advantage unless you are looking at the bike and trying to draw it.
I believe that what this test really reveals is that our memories are highly edited versions of the truth. The brain constantly simplifies the objects in our daily lives to symbolic representations that are easier to remember.”
Welcome to a strange land where bike pedals are sometimes attached to your seat but we all get around just fine anyway. If so inclined, draw a bike from memory and email it to email@example.com