Why Don't We Black Out While Blinking?

The average person blinks 15-20 times per minute—so why doesn't the everything look like it's under the world's slowest strobe light? It turns out our brains do a lot of cognitive and predictive work to bridge the gap between one side of a blink and the other, even tracking objects our conscious minds aren't aware are moving. See more about the subconscious work you do every day below.

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Science Explains Why We Don't Temporarily Black Out During Blinking

How Does Your Subconscious Work?

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Our subconscious minds help us process information very quickly without us even realizing it. 00:15

  2. Sigmund Freud believed that dreams and "Freudian slips" could reveal suppressed memories. 00:53

  3. Humans are more likely to be competitive if there is a briefcase in sight. 01:30

Enhance Creativity by Utilizing Both Your Conscious and Unconscious Mind

Written by Curiosity Staff May 10, 2017

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