Inattentional Blindness

Short Description: Inattentional blindness (IB) is the failure to notice salient events while one is paying attention to something else. IB has been widely replicated but has never been measured in a nationally representative sample. We measure IB’s prevalence and its association with ADHD and autism, and with socio-demographic background.

Methodological Details: A computer-generated video of white and black squares and circles moving on a gray background was shown, in which participants count the number of times one type of shape touches the side of the display area, and are asked whether they saw a new shape move across the screen.

Contact

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Dalton Conley, Princeton University [E-Mail]

2014

~1400

inno

iabaut10, iabaut9, iabm3, iabfn, iabsplit, iabb11, iabaut2, iabd, iabj, iabaut6, iabaut3, iabaut1, iabfj, iabm1, iabm6, iabb12, iabaut4, iabrj, iabrn, iabr, iabaut5, iabn, iabaut8, iabm4, iabm5, iabm2, iabb2, im_ib, iabaut7

04/2017