GorT, Sr. passed on a note pointing out a visual effect that is amazing to witness first-hand and scary when you apply it to real-world situations. The effect is termed “Troxler’s fading” after Ignaz Paul Vital Troxler who discovered it in 1804. Simply put, if you fixate on a single point, stimuli nearby will fade and possibly disappear from visual perception. Think about this and apply it to driving a car, riding a motorcycle or flying a fighter jet. Add on top of that the fixation one must do to read texts or emails on a 3-4″ screen on a smartphone. Think that maybe it plays into the distracted driving issue? Notice that the distance for the moving/changing stimuli in the animation here as well as on the one in the link GorT, Sr. provided is 1-2″ on a screen that is likely 14-18″ in front of your face. Consider this the next time your driving and that iPhone or Android is calling your name. We should all heed flight instructors warnings: “keep your eyes moving and your head on a swivel”.
A similar effect happens with your tactile neurons as things (clothing, objects, etc.) rest on your body.
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