Why do otherwise sensible people make glaring writing errors that they only see 30 minutes before handing in their report? Asked otherwise, why does proofreading remain challenging?
Adaptibility is an issue, yes – are there well documented studies of how this works? For the example given in one of the answers, the mind might skip over one (intentional) error made by the answerer. Yet, there became a threshhold were we saw there are too many errors and then they all became visible.

Are some people more prone to this than others?


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