a reply to: ATODASO
OKay I have a few points-
1- I saw a UFO, in plain daylight, not far away, and had not drunk anything at all. I did not see "lights" I saw a metalic craft, making impossible
manouvers, right in front of me.
If this is accurate, it surely doesn't take into account those types of observations.- or they are not the biggest part of them.
2- There is the phenomenon to consider of the way we are sometimes in a mode of mental process which is very focused on specific goals- this places
"blinders" on us. We do not see elements that are unexpected, unfamiliar, or catagorized as irrelevant to what we are looking for.
A test was done in which people were asked to watch a basketball game, with two teams, one wearing blue the other red, and told to count how many
passes one of the teams made during the game. This took focused attention. As they were doing that, a woman in a gorilla suit walked out unto the
scene, jumped around for a minute, then left.
Almost all of the people did NOT see it. Even when told afterwards it happened they denied the possibility, until showed the sequence again while they
were looking for it.
We only see what we are open to seeing.
In dual process theories of mind, when in that highly aware process of calculation and analyzation, our more wide vision of the world around us is
repressed- we miss a lot going on around us.
Alcohol is one of the substances that represses that process of focused attention, letting the other more wide open perception emerge.
Of two people present during a strange or unexpected event, the one who has drunk would be more likely to notice it.
3- Drunk people might actually mistake stars or regular aircraft as UFOs more often than those who aren't.
edit on 10-7-2014 by Bluesma because: (no reason given)