Walter Murch

The renowned film editor explains his craft in his book, In the Blink of an Eye. wikipedia

Murch marvels that we can make sense out of cut film. No previous human experience demands instant reorientation of visual context. How could an evolved brain understand at all let alone so quickly?

Hint: the visual cortex knows to not see blinks. Just as the olfactory bulb ignore exhales.

Film differs from data visualization where sudden change disorients, hence transition animation.

Murch also talks about finding the right 1/24 of a second to make the cut. One frame off and the magic doesn't work. His brain must know exactly when your brain will blink.

Murch points out that when scrubbing film on an optical editor he still gets to see every frame. Not so on computers.