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Inattentional Blindness

  • By: Steven B. Most
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Contrary to the popular intuition that “seeing” is simply a matter of using one's eyes, people often fail to notice salient objects and events despite looking right at them. Inattentional blindness refers to instances when this occurs ...