Here’s an excellent variation on an old experiment demonstrating how easy it is to miss the obvious.
It’s a common conceit that we are aware of everything that is going on around us. Unfortunately we only have limited brain power and stuff gets left out, distorted or simplified.
It’s one of the central premises of NLP that we are working on limited information and changing what we are attending to makes a huge difference in our experience.
The curious can find out more about inattentional blindness here
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