Shoshin (初心) is a word from Zen Buddhism meaning "beginner's mind." It refers to having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when studying a subject, even when studying at an advanced level, just as a beginner would. (from Wikipedia)
When you look around, your eye does one of two things. It sometimes can follow a moving point around the visual field (smooth pursuit movements”) but most the time it zips from point to point. The zips, called “saccades” are the fastest human muscle movement. We don’t perceive the saccades, and even when we land on a spot with our eyes (generally for a few milliseconds), we zip off again to another spot, and through this weird scanning we take in a scene. This spot is falling on our fovea, a tiny part of our retina with a high density of image receptors — everything outside of this little area is pretty blurry. We can sense motion and other bits of data out there, but for the most part, we “see” only what lands on the fovea. The content not specifically picked up in this saccade is filled in by our brains — with what we think should be there, what fits with the rest of the data we have, perhaps what we expect to see there.
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