Seeing and Believing

MOST of us are so preoccupied with future expectations, we fail to see what’s right in front of us.

A famous attention experiment at Harvard showed that many people missed seeing a 200-pound gorilla walking through a small group of basketball players.

Not so for a clinically blind man, who clearly saw what he should not have seen. Surprised science writer, Andrea Gawrylewski, reporting in The Scientist, described the experiment, and wondered:

“How much can you see with a non-functioning visual cortex?”


Please note this post has been updated and republished at:

Through the Veil

One response to “Seeing and Believing

  1. A wonderful post. Theosophy makes the world not only safer, but more fun…anybody remember that little episode in the movie Close Encounters of The Third Kind, when they played the musical scale notes and colors appeared?…so cool…

    I love Kandinsky. Had no idea his work was connected to Theosophy when I bought one of his posters long ago….I just knew it made me feel happy!



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