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Maybe we are on to a diagnostic tool?
Flickers bother me a great deal too. When I drive I keep a baseball cap in the car so that I can use the bill to block out flickering patterns of light, like the sun seen through a grove of trees as you drive past.Flicker is known to induce full or partial seizures in sensitive people, especially people with photo-sensitive epilepsy.
I think we can't filter out info...
I tried the Lumosity Brain Games app a couple of weeks ago. Each game tests a different skill: memory, speed, concentration, ... There was also a game like the one you describe, selecting the one odd shape/color from a bunch of different shapes/colors. The whole thing was a complete disaster for me. It turns out training my brain makes me crash very quickly. There was not one game that I felt comfortable with.I've just downloaded an app called Fit Brains and tried the various games. The one called Focus is the one I'm worst on by quite a margin. It involves selecting matching shapes from an increasing number of other shapes. My brain really struggles with it, and I wouldn't want to practise it too much. I wonder if we would all show a similar pattern of results?
The sound was literally less than two seconds long, but every time I heard it on that channel, it would cause me to reel — and then a few moments later I'd get really angry, because my brain was so badly affected.