"kenneth collins" <kenneth.p.collins at worldnet.att.net> wrote in message news:Nbvzd.33508$uM5.16129 at bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> typo alert.
>> "kenneth collins" <kenneth.p.collins at worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
> news:ZK4zd.29247$uM5.15663 at bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...> | [...]
> || The rods are much-fa[s]ter than
> || the cones.
>An important correction that makes a significant difference :-)
to an interesting and to me 'vaguely accEPTable' (_not_ 'hardly acceptable') reasoning.
I can confirm your reasoning by first-hand
observations of my orienting-'reflexing' when something
to me thoroughly known and familiar moved and was picked up by a
most peripheral part of my field of vision.
This alerting effect did - no matter how repetitious the not too frequent flapping
of that yellow raincoat outside the window to the right of me and my PC -
reliably disrupt (by rapid "down-shifting") my "paying" (or focusing)
a QWERTY-keyboard-pounding intellectual thinking type "actention" (or, IOW, the corresponding actention module's
dominance within my "Actention Selection System").