Every sensation leads to latent tendency. Missing a sensation means this give the chance of certain latent tendency to arise as awareness of a sensation gives us the chance to stop the sensation progressing to latent tendencies (quoted below) and unwholesome Roots (Pahāna Sutta below) among other negativities like craving (Dependent Origination), concept proliferation (Madhu,piṇḍika Sutta), etc.
(1) the latent tendency to lust reinforced by being attached to pleasant feelings;
(2) the latent tendency to aversion reinforced by rejecting painful feelings;
(3) the latent tendency to ignorance reinforced by ignoring neutral feelings;
And what is the latent tendency of beings?
There are the seven latent tendencies:
(1) the latent tendency of sensual lust;
(2) the latent tendency of aversion;
(3) the latent tendency of conceit;
(4) the latent tendency of wrong view;
(5) the latent tendency of doubt;
(6) the latent tendency of lust for existence;
(7) the latent tendency of ignorance.
That which in the world is pleasant and likable, there the tendency to sensual lust of beings
That which in the world is unpleasant and unlikable, there the tendency to aversion of beings
Thus in these two states, ignorance continuously occurs, and so too conceit, wrong view and doubt.
This is the latent tendency to beings.
Introduction to Pahāna Sutta. Found in Sangīti Sutta, Cha,chakka Sutta, Anusaya Sutta, Patisambhida,magga, Vibhanga.