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Attention Set for Number: Expectation and Perceptual Load in Inattentional Blindness

White, Rebekah; Aimola Davies, Anne

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Inattentional blindness is the failure to detect unexpected events when attention is otherwise engaged. Previous research indicates that inattentional blindness increases as perceptual demands intensify. The authors present 6 cuing experiments that manipulated both the perceptual demands of a primary letter-naming task and the expectations of the individual. Inattentional blindness was greatest for individuals who held a numerical expectation that was consistent with the number of primary-task...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/35373
Source: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance
DOI: 10.1037/0096-1523.34.5.1092

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