As I was driving home the other night, I heard a radio report talking about how people generally aren’t nearly as attentive visually as they think they are. Of course we ALL think, “That’s so true about MOST people, but I’m really aware of what’s going on around me.”
Do me a favor … before you keep reading, try this attention test.
What most of you just experienced is called Inattentional Blindness (or Perception Blindness) and, really, it’s a fascinating glimpse into HOW our brains work … and how much of a grain of salt we need to take even with things we’re SURE we saw (or didn’t see).
Just so you feel a little better, this video shows a whole GROUP of people watching a similar video together. Note that about 80% of them completely missed the sight, too.