Friday Factoid: Change Blindness

Sarah Watts, MS

WKPIC Doctoral Intern

 

Did you know that people have a tendency to overlook or “ignore” changes to their environment, even big ones, when there is something that disrupts a person’s vision for just an instant? People can use this phenomenon to play tricks on you when you least expect it.

 

References

Dretske, F. (2004). Change blindness. Philosophical Studies120(1-3), 1–18.

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