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n.1.Lack of perception.
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In a working note of May 1960 which was later appended to The Visible and the Invisible, Merleau-Ponty (1968: 247) writes: "When I say that every visible is invisible, that perception is imperception, that consciousness has a 'punctum caecum' ["blind spot"], that to see is always to see more than one sees--this must not be understood as a contradiction.
Sometimes the pattern appears to be a staircase, other times the keyboard of a piano, but just as it becomes almost recognisable it shifts into imperception again.
These authors viewed social imperception as a specific learning disability, and saw socially imperceptive learners has having difficulty interpreting the behaviors of others, particularly in nonverbal communication such as reading the facial expressions of others.