Distorted perception

Posted in: neuroscience, science- Sep 07, 2011 No Comments

The findings add to a growing body of cognitive psychology that destabilizes our trust in what we think we know for sure and how we think we can know it more surely. “Attention is the way our minds connect with things in the environment, enabling us to see, remember, and interact with those things,” says Liverence. “We tend to think that attention clarifies what’s out there. But it also distorts.”

Yesterday I discovered the McGurk Effect which proves how sight overrules hearing. Today, via the wonderful interwebs, I learn that even our sight can be misleading… 

Read on! Seeing isn’t believing: Intense focus on objects can distort perception of where things are.

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