How does the human brain process impressions in traffic?
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You constantly collect information through your eyes. This information goes to the brain to be interpreted. It is impossible to make profound assessments about everything you see in traffic; the brain would be overloaded.
Instead of assessing everything, the brain quickly selects relevant things to focus on. This selection is made with the help of a number of factors, including your:
If your knowledge tells you that parked cars can be dangerous, and you have experience of children running out in front of you in that spot, your brain will momentarily devote the most attention to that aspect and completely ignore the fact that there are some birds in a tree above the road.
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