Visual attention - one more thing

[From Dag Forssell (2008.03.13.1320 PDT)]

Thinking some more about the MOL analogy with the moon walking bear character.

I do not think this qualifies as MOL stuff. As I see it, the bear is not there as a background thought. Background thoughts have been constructed previously in our minds as a person considers conflict, alternatives, circumstances and whatever else. These thoughts may have been dismissed as impractical or inappropriate or not helpful, or threatening, but they have been thought before. Background thoughts are ready-made and flit in and out of consciousness.

Not so our moon walking bear. Until the pixels were focused on and made into a bear, this was just noise in the present environment.

Best, Dag