Detection of Threats under Inattentional Blindness and Perceptual Load

  title={Detection of Threats under Inattentional Blindness and Perceptual Load},
  author={Hua Gao and Zhuowang Jia},
  journal={Current Psychology},
Inattentional blindness refers to the failure to detect the salient unexpected stimuli in one’s visual field when performing an attention-demanding task. The present study examined the detection of threats in a static inattentional blindness paradigm. And the detection rates of evolutionary and ontogenetic threats were compared. Participants counted the number of color words from among three (low load) or six (high load) items presented in a circular array. On the last of six trials, an… 

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  • I. Blanchette
  • Psychology
    Quarterly journal of experimental psychology
  • 2006
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