Rare targets are often missed in visual search

  title={Rare targets are often missed in visual search},
  author={Todd Horowitz},
Our society relies on accurate performance of visual screening tasks (e.g. for knives in luggage or tumors in mammograms). These are visual searches for rare targets. We report that target rarity leads to disturbingly inaccurate performance. Visual search is the subject of a voluminous laboratory literature 1. Typically, observers perform several hundred… CONTINUE READING