“ For instance, if we see a closet in a bedroom, we would assume there are clothing items inside even when we can’t see them.”
Really? If you saw a door that looked like it might be a closet, how would you know it was not the door to an en — suite toilet and shower? Or to an adjoining room? Likewise you say a person sitting would lead you to assume there is a chair. Why? A person could be sitting on a table, a step, an excercise ball … they could be outside sitting on a wall, a gate, a bale of hay, sitting on a horse or a bicycle.
And then we get on to emotions. If the sitting person is in a panoramic landscape sitting on a wall or fence, from facial expression or body language they could look isolated, lonely, enjoying the solitude, bored, lost, simply taking a rest, eating snacks.
Simply recognising objects does not get anywhere near understanding what we as humans are seeing or inferring from what we see.