Close your eyes for a moment and try to visualize what's in the area around you. Can you? We tend to run on autopilot, not taking much note of familiar surroundings.
But attention to detail is critical at times, and Amy Herman teaches a course called "The Art of Perception." Art? Yes, students look at works of art to learn how to fine-tune their visual perception.
Amy Herman put it into book form in Visual Intelligence.
She joins us to explain some of the practices.