Saccadic masking

Forty minutes of every day you are essentially rendered blind.

Saccadic Masking refers to the rapid movement of your vision. When you look from one side of the room to the other (or any two points) quickly your brain essentially "erases" the things you see from where you started to where you ended.

This isn't a problem though. Only a trick of the mind to keep you from getting dizzy.

Unless you take into account that you're missing nearly an hour out of your day; one whole hour of not knowing what is truly around you.

That flash you see out of the corner of your eye. You just passed right by it. But your brain didn't register that you did.

You just looked right at whatever childhood nightmare was watching over you, without ever even knowing that it was there.

Biding its time...

Written by Designofkings
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