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Is a cosmic gorilla effect blinding the detection of aliens ?

A well-known experiment with young people bouncing a ball showed that when an observer focuses on counting the passes, he does not detect if someone crosses the stage disguised as a gorilla. Something similar could be happening to us when we try to discover intelligent non-earthly signals, which perhaps manifest themselves in dimensions that escape our perception, such as the unknown dark matter and energy.
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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180410132835.htm

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Since we see what we want, and or expect to see, I'm sure the phenomenon plays a role in our search for extraterrestrial life.
I've said many times that we may have the wrong ears on.
Advanced extraterrestrials would likely be using methods of communication that we haven't the technology to detect.
Our primitive light speed limited technologies aren't practical for intergalactic communication.

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