Watch this video to see what I mean by change blindness => http://youtu.be/1nL5ulsWMYc
Most people are surprised to discover that even when they are fully alert, they still don't see changes that occur around them. This is because most folks falsely believe that they are conscious or can pay attention to everything.
This video demonstrates that our awareness is limited... we are not consciously aware of every change in our surroundings even if we "fully" focused on trying detect any changes in the scene.... It doesn't help we still don't detect changes.
If the changes are gradual or we are focused on another aspect of the scene we will miss them every time.
What does this tell us about Conscious awareness?
It has a narrow and limited spot light!
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