Your powers of attention: fooled!
Attention is, by definition, limited. And that’s usually a good thing. If you’re searching for a lost earring on the floor, you want to ignore anything that’s not small and shiny. When talking to someone at a party, your mind helpfully tunes out all of the other voices prattling on around you.
Sometimes, though, our exquisite attentional machinery can give us a warped version of reality.