Sometimes a little, sometimes a lot. I think it’s because our vision doesn’t actually show us what’s there but only a tiny bit of what’s there.
Your brain creates an illusion of wholeness based upon your assumptions of what you think is SUPPOSED TO be there.
But sometimes, you see things as your body is processing them which is in pieces.
You’re not supposed to see that but sometimes you do. And it’s disconcerting.
Yup. Brain lag. That’s what I chalk it up to. n400 – 400ms is when your “it makes sense” kicks in. That’s almost 1/2 second which is a long time.
So, a lot can happen within your awareness from 0-400ms.
If you’ve ever been working on something intensely and you’re in “flow state”, you’re fully aware of stuff in the under 400ms range but if “feels as if” your muse is taking over and doing it for you.
You’re in control but that lagging part is confused.
I get it when I’m doing improvising on the piano, just playing “whatever” and when I get into that feeling, it’s as if my fingers are working out of my control, leading me on. But I can change what I’m doing on a whim without any problem. But it feels as if I’m being controlled by marionette strings or that the piano itself is doing it to my fingers.
It’s an awesome feeling.