In Sight, Out of Mind: When Object Representations Fail

  title={In Sight, Out of Mind: When Object Representations Fail},
  author={Daniel J. Simons},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={301 - 305}
  • D. Simons
  • Published 1 September 1996
  • Psychology
  • Psychological Science
Models of human visual memory often presuppose an extraordinary ability to recognize and identify objects, based on evidence for nearly flawless recognition of hundreds or even thousands of pictures after a single presentation (Nickerson, 1965, Shepard, 1967, Standing, Conezio, & Haber, 1970) and for storage of tens of thousands of object representations over the course of a lifetime (Biederman, 1987) However, recent evidence suggests that observers often fail to notice dramatic changes to… 

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