Sensory Adaptation

Sensory Adaptation and Priming

There are an infinite amount of stimuli in the world around us. With limited mental resources we can’t possibly focus on all of them, nor do we need to. Because of this, our body and brain have a method to tune out stimuli that we don’t need to pay attention to. In today’s post, we touch on sensory adaptation and why it is that you can ignore the annoyingly persistent when given enough time.

What is Priming?

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Have you ever had the experience where you were introduced to something you’d never heard of only to later find that you are seeing and hearing it everywhere? Perhaps someone introduced you to a new food dish that you’d NEVER heard before and now it seems that everyone is eating it? Don’t worry, your life isn’t The Truman Show, you’re just experiencing Priming