The Influence of Attention Set, Working Memory Capacity, and Expectations on Inattentional Blindness

  title={The Influence of Attention Set, Working Memory Capacity, and Expectations on Inattentional Blindness},
  author={Carina Kreitz and Philip Furley and Daniel Memmert and Daniel J. Simons},
  pages={386 - 399}
The probability of inattentional blindness, the failure to notice an unexpected object when attention is engaged on some primary task, is influenced by contextual factors like task demands, features of the unexpected object, and the observer’s attention set. However, predicting who will notice an unexpected object and who will remain inattentionally blind has proven difficult, and the evidence that individual differences in cognition affect noticing remains ambiguous. We hypothesized that… 

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