‘Scientists have gathered some remarkable evidence which shows that it is possible to see something without observing it’ link
Ofcourse we see without observing, damn fools. Can you imagine what our brains would have to cope with if we took in everything. I pity the fool that does that.
Infact most of this seems rather similar to the idea of Schemata – schemes which allow us to integrate knowledge in ways by linking traits and facts together so that the ‘lumpiness’ of reality is accurately represented in our minds. Algorithmic analysis rather than continuous meticulous observation, i.e. if it quacks like a duck, swims like a duck, and has feathers like a duck, it is probably a duck.