Panels as Attention Units
Submitted by Neil Cohn on September 8, 2008 - 22:33
I stumbled across this article recently about how current theories of perception are similar to what magicians have been exploiting for years. Essentially, the idea is that we can only "see" what our attention is focused on at a given time. They liken it to a "spotlight" which roams around and only let's you take in certain things under its view. Though in the case of vision all the things out of the "spotlight" are still within your visual field. You just don't "see" them.