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Looking without seeing or seeing without looking? Eye movements in sustained inattentional blindness

Beanland, Vanessa; Pammer, Kristen


Inattentional blindness (IB) describes the failure to notice salient but unexpected stimuli when attention is partially engaged by another task. Few studies have explicitly investigated the role of eye movements in IB and the relative contributions of overt and covert attention. We recorded eye movements in a series of IB experiments using dynamic stimuli. Results indicate that eye movements do not predict IB; noticers and nonnoticers were equally likely to fixate on or near the unexpected...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Vision Research
DOI: 10.1016/j.visres.2010.02.024


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