We painted our hallway blue, beautiful Marrakech blue, now I can't stop seeing it everywhere I go.
My husband is the same. Whenever we watch a film, go into a shop or restaurant, we see it.
On the wall, in a picture, someone's wearing it.
I'm sure it's always been there, we've just never NOTICED it before.
But now, because this blue has MEANING to us, we are seeing it everywhere!
Ok, I'm making a meal out of this for effect, because I knew this would happen after we'd painted our walls.
And I knew this would happen because I'm fascinated with the Reticular Activating System.
Here's a quick 101 on the RAS.
The RAS is a network of neurons in the brain which acts as a filter for sensory information determining what stimuli are important and deserving of our attention. We need this filtration system in our brain because in reality, there's just too much information in the world for us...