Analyze Your Brain – Focus Pocus

National Geopgraphic’s TV show Brain Games, hosted by Jason Silva, recently had an episode devoted to the brain and its ability to focus.

It goes into depth about the human brain’s attention span and has some fun and revealing tests for its viewersI think the ongoing evolution of human consciousness is the ongoing ability of the brain to process greater amounts of information…we live in the age of multitasking…If you don’t have ADD today your not paying attention, purported Silva.

Below, Psychologist Brian Scholl, the director of Yale University’s Perception and Cognition Lab, talks about inattentional blindness, in which your eyes and brain focus so hard on one thing that they completely miss something else that you’d expect would be really obvious.

 

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 Attention is like a Spotlight. It can only shine on one thing at a time.

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