Latest inattentional blindness Stories
The failure to detect infrequent, but obvious security threats at airport screenings and other checkpoints may have less to do with incompetence or poor training than a human tendency to overlook rare events. But a Carnegie Mellon University researcher suggests guards could improve their detection rates the same way adults learn vocabulary words — through repetition.
Distracted behavior is a burgeoning problem in our society. While texting behind the wheel is one of the most dangerous forms of distracted mobile phone use, another form is quickly becoming a safety concern.
According to a new study commissioned by the Wellcome Trust, when we try to keep an image we’ve just seen in our memory, we can blind ourselves to the things we are actually looking at.
Do you ever wear your headphones on the go, listening to your favorite music on your iPhone or your MP3 player, and unaware to the world around you? Well if you do, then you should read this.
In a new study, researchers tested the claims of a Boston police officer who said he ran past a brutal police beating without seeing it.
Is it really possible for people with perfectly normal hearing to become deaf to the world around them when they are concentrating on another subject?
University of Utah psychologists have learned why many people experience "inattention blindness" â€“ the phenomenon that leaves drivers on cell phones prone to traffic accidents and makes a gorilla invisible to viewers of a famous video.
A new study finds that those who know that an unexpected event is likely to occur are no better at noticing other unexpected events â€“ and may be even worse â€“ than those who aren't expecting the unexpected.
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