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2. Seeing: Hacks 13–33 > 26. Get Adjusted

Get Adjusted

We get used to things because our brain finds consistency boring and adjusts to filter it out.

My limbs feel weightless. I can’t feel my clothes on my body. The humming of my laptop has disappeared. The flicker of the overhead light has faded out of my consciousness. I know it all must still be happening—I just don’t notice it anymore.

In other words, it’s just another normal day in the world with my brain.

Our brains let us ignore any constant input. A good thing too; otherwise, we’d spend all our time thinking about how heavy our hands are, how exactly our T-shirts feel on our backs, or at precisely what pitch our computers are humming, instead of concentrating on the task at hand.


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