05_Inattentional_Blindness_and_Change_Blindness

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Divided Attention Visual Divided Attention Similar to Dichotic Listening with Shadowing Two sets of basketball players Shadow by counting number of passes by players with white shirts
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Inattentional Blindness Divided attention task Focused on one aspect Failure to notice information and objects that pass through perceptual focus Divided = multiple sets of basketball players Focused = counting passes by one set Blindness = do not see umbrella lady
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Driving and Divided Attention Driving is divided attention task Road, signs, mirrors, instruments, etc Radio, coffee, computer, etc Passengers Cell phones Hand-held vs. hands-free Manipulate vs. conversation Will you have Inattentional Blindness?
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Driving, cell phones, accidents Studied records of cell phone owners who were involved in accidents Looked at cell phone calls day of accident and previous week People were 4 times more likely to be involved in an accident when they had been using a cell phone Researchers have argued this is comparable to the effects of DWI
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This note was uploaded on 06/10/2008 for the course PSYCH 210 taught by Professor Hyman during the Spring '08 term at Western Washington.

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