The mistake wasn’t easy to find, was it? But now that you know what it is, you can’t believe you missed it, right? Well, don’t worry–there is a good reason to explain why you didn’t spot it or why it took a long time to spot it.
When we read, we tend to skip the small, unimportant words (the, and, etc.) and focus on the more meaningful words in a sentence. It’s the natural way we read.*
CAN YOU IMAGINE THE IMPACT OF SKIPPING OVER A KEY WORD OR PREFIX WHEN HANDLING A MEDICATION?
* Rayner K. Eye movements in reading and information processing: 20 years of research. Psychol Bull. 1998;124(3): 372-422.