I have noticed a lot recently that I read things unconsciously.
I mean, I do not focus on reading a line, like I usually do.
In fact, it can be while I am focusing on reading another line,
and my unconscious mind has been reading the entire page already.
I do this a lot. Especially in the evenings when I feel the most awake and sort of quirky.
Don't get me wrong, it is not my attention that is drifting away reading other lines.
I get that sometimes, too, if I am distracted by something.
This crap is just creepy, sort of.
I don't realize this all the time, it is mostly when I think about something and pieces of information comes bubbling up after I have been reading a part of an article.
Now we are talking oddly specific stuff. Had it happening to me with a news article the other day, and then I knew it wasn't just me confusing things for something else or remembering wrong.
I have a 22" screen, and the article I read was in the dead center.
I later remembered the contents of a small article to the far right of the screen.
Went back and checked since I realized this half an hour later or so.
I never really directly read it. It's one of those women's columns that i'd not touch with a ten foot pole.
That's probably why it came floating up, since it wasn't really part of my mental habitat
Does this happen to anyone else?
Why does it happen? Physiological reasons? Psychological?