Attending to music decreases inattentional blindness

  title={Attending to music decreases inattentional blindness},
  author={Vanessa Beanland and R. Allen and K. Pammer},
  journal={Consciousness and Cognition},
  • Vanessa Beanland, R. Allen, K. Pammer
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Consciousness and Cognition
  • This article investigates how auditory attention affects inattentional blindness (IB), a failure of conscious awareness in which an observer does not notice an unexpected event because their attention is engaged elsewhere. Previous research using the attentional blink paradigm has indicated that listening to music can reduce failures of conscious awareness. It was proposed that listening to music would decrease IB by reducing observers' frequency of task-unrelated thoughts (TUTs). Observers… CONTINUE READING

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