Attentional capture and inattentional blindness

@article{Simons2000AttentionalCA,
  title={Attentional capture and inattentional blindness},
  author={D. Simons},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  year={2000},
  volume={4},
  pages={147-155}
}
  • D. Simons
  • Published 2000
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences
Although we intuitively believe that salient or distinctive objects will capture our attention, surprisingly often they do not. For example, drivers may fail to notice another car when trying to turn or a person may fail to see a friend in a cinema when looking for an empty seat, even if the friend is waving. The study of attentional capture has focused primarily on measuring the effect of an irrelevant stimulus on task performance. In essence, these studies explore how well observers can… Expand
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