Inattentional blindness on the full-attention trial: Are we throwing out the baby with the bathwater?

@article{White2018InattentionalBO,
  title={Inattentional blindness on the full-attention trial: Are we throwing out the baby with the bathwater?},
  author={Rebekah C White and Martin Davies and Anne M. Aimola Davies},
  journal={Consciousness and Cognition},
  year={2018},
  volume={59},
  pages={64-77}
}
When attention is otherwise engaged, observers may experience inattentional blindness, failing to notice objects or events that are presented in plain sight. In an inattentional blindness experiment, an unexpectedstimulus ispresented alongside primary-task stimuli, and its detection is probed. We evaluate a criterion that is commonly used to exclude observers from the data analysis. On the final experimental trial, observers do not perform the primary task, but instead look for anything new… Expand
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