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Gorillas in Our Midst: Sustained Inattentional Blindness for Dynamic Events
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A new study builds on classic studies of divided visual attention to examine inattentional blindness for complex objects and events in dynamic scenes and suggests that the likelihood of noticing an unexpected object depends on the similarity of that object to other objects in the display and on how difficult the priming monitoring task is. Expand
Biometric analyses of vibrissal tactile discrimination in the rat
  • G. Carvell, D. Simons
  • Materials Science, Medicine
  • The Journal of neuroscience : the official…
  • 1 August 1990
TLDR
The capacity of the rodent whisker system to distinguish a smooth surface from a rough one is comparable to that of primates using their fingertips and suggest common strategies for active touch in the mammalian somatomotor system. Expand
Response properties of vibrissa units in rat SI somatosensory neocortex.
  • D. Simons
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of neurophysiology
  • 1 May 1978
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Glass microelectrodes were used to record extracellular responses from 308 SI cortical neurons to deflections of the contralateral vibrissae in 21 unanesthetized, paralyzed rats, finding that FSs responded more reliably and over a broader range of frequencies than did RSUs, particularly in layer IV. Expand
The effects of video game playing on attention, memory, and executive control.
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The results suggest that at least some differences between video game experts and non-gamers in basic cognitive performance result either from far more extensive video game experience or from pre-existing group differences in abilities that result in a self-selection effect. Expand
Thalamocortical response transformation in the rat vibrissa/barrel system.
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A cyclic pattern of stimulus-evoked excitation/inhibition characterizes responses in the cortical barrels but is considerably less pronounced in the thalamic barreloids. Expand
Current Approaches to Change Blindness
Across saccades, blinks, blank screens, movie cuts, and other interruptions, observers fail to detect substantial changes to the visual details of objects and scenes. This inability to spot changesExpand
In Sight, Out of Mind: When Object Representations Fail
Models of human visual memory often presuppose an extraordinary ability to recognize and identify objects, based on evidence for nearly flawless recognition of hundreds or even thousands of picturesExpand
Inattentional blindness
TLDR
By reading inattentional blindness, you can take more advantages with limited budget. Expand
Moving and looming stimuli capture attention
TLDR
Although the sorts of dynamic events that capture attention do not fit neatly into a single category, it is speculated that stimuli that signal potentially behaviorally urgent events are more likely to receive attentional priority. Expand
Temporal and spatial integration in the rat SI vibrissa cortex.
  • D. Simons
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of neurophysiology
  • 1 September 1985
TLDR
Glass micropipettes were used to record the activity of 124 single units in the somatosensory vibrissa cortex of 16 rats in response to combined deflections of contralateral vibrissae, finding that response suppression is strongest at short interdeflection intervals and decreases progressively during the 50-100 ms following the first deflection. Expand
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