Super senses exist, we're just too distracted to notice them

Technically, we all have the capability for what could be described as "superhuman" hearing, sight, and smell. A healthy young adult can see a candle flame from 30 miles away. We can detect a smell when just 30 molecules of certain substances are present. So why don't we feel like our senses are super strong? According to neuroscientist Bradley Voytek, it's because we aren't paying enough attention. Basically, what we can sense under optimal conditions doesn't reflect what we do sense in the busy, distracting, real world.

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