Blinded by magic: eye-movements reveal the misdirection of attention

  title={Blinded by magic: eye-movements reveal the misdirection of attention},
  author={Anthony S. Barnhart and Stephen D. Goldinger},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
Recent studies (e.g., Kuhn and Tatler, 2005) have suggested that magic tricks can provide a powerful and compelling domain for the study of attention and perception. In particular, many stage illusions involve attentional misdirection, guiding the observer's gaze to a salient object or event, while another critical action, such as sleight of hand, is taking place. Even if the critical action takes place in full view, people typically fail to see it due to inattentional blindness (IB). In an eye… CONTINUE READING
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