The attention is drawn away and the mind loses focus by an external event.
Soldiers experience cognitive blink when they don't execute new orders.
A deer stops and stares because he is evaluating the threat level of another deer during mating season.
A painter goes through his paint buckets in the garage to decide which ones have become useless or dried out, but then stops and searches his surroundings because of suspicious noise that sounded like a rat.
by Axelsword August 24, 2019
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