Fooled By Appearances

We’re so often entranced by what we see that we forget there is more going on underneath the surface of all things.

There is a cognitive basis for this, in the way our perceptual apparatus prioritizes vision above all other senses — and in the difficulty of “visualizing” The Unseen.

Relates to:

  • Superficiality
  • Narcissism
  • Emotional manipulation
  • Misdirection
  • Sleight of hand; magic
  • Public relations & marketing
  • Attention