I became curious as to why we stop noticing the world around us. I came across an article, in Psychology Today written by Dr. Alan Castel, in it, he said: “We often don't notice things unless we focus and are present.” Here are a few good demonstrations. Count the numbers of F’s in the following passage:
Finished Files Are the Result
Of Years of Scientific Study
Combined With the Experience
I tried this little experiment on Facebook; a few of my friends responded. Most people counted two or three (in words Finished Files and scientiFic). But there are 6 F’s. I counted four! There’s a name for this phenomenon. It's called inattentional blindness, and it's what happens when you encounter something in a place you aren't at all expecting. No matter how strange, blatant, or eye-catching it is, our brains just don't want to notice things where we don't think they belong.
Inattentional blindness explains why I could drive by a strip club on a primarily residential street in Bridgeport CT and not notice it.
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