The peculiar ability to subconsiously edit visual stimulous, so that a person can actually see
something, but never recognize its existence. a close relative to the Selective Hearing
An interesting side note is that a person who is exibiting Selective Site is often shocked
by the sudden "appearence
" of something only in its absence.
Example 1: wealthy people often do not even see the hand of the busboy enter into their field of vision, but will stop mid-sentence in the stunned realization that their water glass is empty.
Example 2: Children who are raised in Manhattan are unable to see homeless people or the tops of buildings, but are often confused and troubled by visiting Boston because the city is squat and unsettingly too clean.