Good summary article of change blindness

1 04 2008

The NY Times has a brief, but decent, coverage of change blindness and the problems we have with processing lots of visual information at one time.

Change Blindness – Natalie Angier – New York Times:

Whether lured into attentiveness by a bottom-up or top-down mechanism, scientists said, the results of change blindness studies and other experiments strongly suggest that the visual system can focus on only one or very few objects at a time, and that anything lying outside a given moment’s cone of interest gets short shrift. The brain, it seems, is a master at filling gaps and making do, of compiling a cohesive portrait of reality based on a flickering view.

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