How Your Brain Acts as a Real-Time Editor

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Wired's Greg Miller reports from a recent event with editor Walter Murch and neuroscientist Jeffrey Zacks about how brain functionality mirrors film editing in certain ways.

Writes Miller, "For example, our eyes are constantly darting around from place to place. We do this thousands of times a day, and every single time, during the fraction of a second that the eyes are in motion, our visual system essentially shuts off to spare us the nausea-inducing blur. The movie playing in your mind’s eye may feel smooth and continuous, but that’s an illusion manufactured by your brain. It cuts your visual stream of consciousness right before your eyes jump and joins it to what comes right after."

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