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Driving with satellite navigation contributes to inattentional blindness

Satel­lite Nav­i­ga­tions Could Blind Dri­vers On Road (BioSchol­ar):

Dri­ving with a satel­lite nav­i­ga­tion can make you blind to pedes­tri­ans, because try­ing to hold an image of the screen in your mind makes you ignore what is in front of your eyes, a new study has revealed. Focus­ing on Read the rest of this entry »

Brain Games: Attention Challenge

(hat tip: Mind Hacks).

basketballPlease try this exper­i­ment, con­ceived by Simons and Chabris for their now clas­sic study, and now pack­aged in a nicer video pro­duc­tion. You will watch a brief video clip show­ing two teams, and your chal­lenge is to count the TOTAL num­ber of times that the bas­ket­balls change hands.

Click Here to view the Bas­ket­ball Exper­i­ment clip.

You can read about the fas­ci­nat­ing results here, and read the full study on sus­tained inat­ten­tion­al blind­ness (PDF).

Cred­it for pic: Haines World

#2. Classic attention experiment (1-minute video)

Let’s try this fun exper­i­ment, con­ceived by Simons and Chabris for their clas­sic study on sus­tained inat­ten­tion­al blind­ness.

–>You will watch a brief video clip, and your chal­lenge is to count how many times that the play­ers wear­ing white pass the bas­ket­ball. 



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