It is interesting how the brain is summing the sounds that we are not paying attention to at first. I also think it is quite interesting that the brain reacts way faster to what you hear than to what you see. (Not that the change in reaction time has much to do with the mixing music part, but I appreciate the priority from our creator 🙂 ). I like to think that the experience from mixing and producing a lot of music makes you confident enough to listen to the impact and feel of the whole picture. My own experience often helps me to enter into different modes, depending on where in the project I do my input. But it is a learning curve, for all of us.