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How observant are you? Have you ever tested it? When I took a self defense training class with Powerhouse Self-Defense, one of the things the instructor tested was our observation skills. We were given a picture to look at for a few seconds and then we were asked to list all of the objects we saw in the picture. Next we looked at picture for a few seconds then given an altered picture and had to identify the missing items from the original photograph. Most participants learned they weren't very observant. Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons conducted a study on selective attention. Their findings are referred to [...]