A Momentary Flow

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Scientists have shown that a seemingly irreparable limitation of human perception is treatable with a small amount of training.“Attentional blink” is the term psychologists use to describe our inability to recognize a second important object if we see it less than half a second after a first one. For example, we’ll notice that first car spinning out in our path, but maybe not register the one immediately beyond it. “Attention is a very important component of visual perception,” says Takeo Watanabe, professor of cognitive, linguistic, and psychological sciences at Brown University. “One of the best ways to enhance our visual ability is to improve our attentional function.” Watanabe and his team were at Boston University when they performed experiments described in a paper published the week of July 9 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (via Futurity.org – Train with color to fix rapid recognition)

Scientists have shown that a seemingly irreparable limitation of human perception is treatable with a small amount of training.“Attentional blink” is the term psychologists use to describe our inability to recognize a second important object if we see it less than half a second after a first one. For example, we’ll notice that first car spinning out in our path, but maybe not register the one immediately beyond it. “Attention is a very important component of visual perception,” says Takeo Watanabe, professor of cognitive, linguistic, and psychological sciences at Brown University. “One of the best ways to enhance our visual ability is to improve our attentional function.” Watanabe and his team were at Boston University when they performed experiments described in a paper published the week of July 9 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (via Futurity.org – Train with color to fix rapid recognition)

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