Inattentional Blindness

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MIT Press, 1998 - Psychology - 273 pages
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Many people believe that merely by opening their eyes, they see everything in theirfield of view; in fact, a line of psychological research has been taken as evidence of the existenceof so-called preattentional perception. In Inattentional Blindness, Arien Mackand Irvin Rock make the radical claim that there is no such thing -- that there is no consciousperception of the visual world without attention to it.

The authors present anarrative chronicle of their research. Thus, the reader follows the trail that led to the finalconclusions, learning why initial hypotheses and explanations were discarded or revised, and how newquestions arose along the way. The phenomenon of inattentional blindness has theoretical importancefor cognitive psychologists studying perception, attention, and consciousness, as well as forphilosophers and neuroscientists interested in the problem of consciousness.

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I learned about this book from Temple Grandin's "Animals in Translation". I am always trying to answer the question "How do we not see, what we do not see?" This book is filled with important findings in the area of human understanding. Read full review

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Psyche 7(16): "Inattentional Blindness: Reply to Commentaries" by ...
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"Inattentional Blindness"
Research on a phenomenon known as inattentional blindness suggests that unless we pay close attention, we can miss even the most conspicuous events. ... blind.htm

Inattentional blindness - Scholarpedia
Inattentional blindness is the failure to notice a fully-visible, but unexpected object because attention was engaged on another task, event, or object. ... article/ Inattentional_blindness

Auditory Distractor Effect on Inattentional blindness
This is what is known as inattentional blindness-a situation in which a stimulus not attended to is not perceived, even though a person is looking directly ... courseinfo/ SL02/ lh2noisetask.htm

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Inattentional blindness is an inability to perceive something that is within one's direct perceptual field because one is attending to something else. ... inattentionalblindness.html

Inattentional Blindness Versus Inattentional Amnesia for Fixated ...
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Blind Drunk: The Effects of Alcohol on Inattentional Blindness
phenomenon known as inattentional blindness (IB; Mack & Rock, 1998). ..... Gorillas in our midst: sustained inattentional blindness for. dynamic events. ... documents/ blinddrunk.pdf

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About the author (1998)

Arien Mack is Professor of Psychology at the New School for Social Research, editor of the journal Social Research, and editor of In Time of Plague: The History and Social Consequences of Lethal Epidemic Disease, also published by NYU Press.