Between the age of three and sixteen we lose 50% of our synaptic connections, during what is known as the ‘imprint’ period when ‘synaptic pruning’ begins and we begin to establish our personalities.
Our brains delete, distort and generalise information – known as ‘inattentional deficit’ – so we actually make up our own reality, according to Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).
No wonder communication with others can be so complex as you may be reading something different into this sentence other than intended!
A popular demonstration of this is ‘We can raed ifornotioman esaliy as lnog as the frsit and lsat lteter are in the ceorrct palce’ (so that helps if spelling is an issue!)
Another example of how our brain can delete or distort information….