Paying attention [Video, article]

You’ve probably seen this video of the invisible gorilla before – but in case you haven’t, check it out. Daniel Kahneman, in his book Thinking, Fast and Slow, explains that we have only a finite amount of attention, which we “pay” in exchange for whatever it is we we do. An interesting excerpt from the book is here.

Stuffed with memories [article]

This explains my constant hunger! Maybe I’ll pay more attention to my lunch (& dinner) – just after I finish reading this report! 
“We’ve known for a while that people who are distracted while eating — such as by watching TV or typing — are not really thinking about what they’re eating. They’re not making memories of the food, and may be setting themselves up for later hunger.”