MOST of us are so preoccupied with future expectations, we fail to see what’s right in front of us.
A famous attention experiment at Harvard showed that many people missed seeing a 200-pound gorilla walking through a small group of basketball players.
Not so for a clinically blind man, who clearly saw what he should not have seen. Surprised science writer, Andrea Gawrylewski, reporting in The Scientist, described the experiment, and wondered:
“How much can you see with a non-functioning visual cortex?”