Ever get so caught up in a task that you don’t notice something in plain sight? There’s actually a term for that — inattentional blindness — a state of unseeing created by where you’re focusing your attention.
A famous example of inattentional blindness is the invisible gorilla study. Before…
Interesting stuff. I admit I get this form of tunnel-vision more often than I’d like to admit.
Really puts teamwork into perspective - when your teammates are working on independent parts of the project, they can also view your part with fresh eyes and provide key insights and findings you might have missed. Being ‘too deep’ in something is useful, but has to managed carefully for the optimum outcome to be achieved.
Definitely something I’ve been working on since I was a kid. Multiple scopes on viewing the same task, etc.