Visual Perception

Why Don't We Black Out While Blinking?

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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

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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

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