Sometimes you can't see what's been right in front of you all along. In the case of your own nose, that's literally the case. Your nose is always visible in your line of sight, but thanks to your brain, it's not blocking your field of vision. The mechanism called unconscious selective attention makes it so that your brain can ignore the presence of your ever-visible nose. It's thought that your mind does this because it considers the sight of your nose unimportant, so it unconsciously puts your attention on other things in your field of vision. We've collected some awesome videos on this topic. Watch them now to learn more.
Written by Curiosity Staff July 10, 2016
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