Gorillas in Our Midst: Sustained Inattentional Blindness for Dynamic Events

@article{Simons1999GorillasIO,
  title={Gorillas in Our Midst: Sustained Inattentional Blindness for Dynamic Events},
  author={Daniel J. Simons and Christopher F. Chabris},
  journal={Perception},
  year={1999},
  volume={28},
  pages={1059 - 1074}
}
With each eye fixation, we experience a richly detailed visual world. Yet recent work on visual integration and change direction reveals that we are surprisingly unaware of the details of our environment from one view to the next: we often do not detect large changes to objects and scenes (‘change blindness’). Furthermore, without attention, we may not even perceive objects (‘inattentional blindness’). Taken together, these findings suggest that we perceive and remember only those objects and… Expand
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