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When you fail to see what you were told to look for: inattentional blindness and task instructions.

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Inattentional blindness studies have shown that an unexpected object may go unnoticed if it does not share the property specified in the task instructions. Our aim was to demonstrate that observers develop an attentional set for a property not specified in the task instructions if it allows easier performance of the primary task. Three experiments were conducted using a dynamic selective-looking paradigm. Stimuli comprised four black squares and four white diamonds, so that shape and colour v...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Author
Journal:
Consciousness and cognition More from this journal
Volume:
22
Issue:
1
Pages:
221-230
Publication date:
2013-03-01
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EISSN:
1090-2376
ISSN:
1053-8100
Language:
English
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pubs:375674
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uuid:6d6b7181-652e-45a2-b9e3-d6f6969e6858
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pubs:375674
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375674
Deposit date:
2013-11-16

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