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1. Change Blindness: the inability to detect a change in an object or a scene. The difference between the phenomena is that inattentional blindness is the inability to detect a new and unexpected object. Causes of Inattentional Blindness 1. Conspicuity: Is it attention-grabbing? 2. Mental Workload: A lot on your mind? 3. Expectation: What did you expect? 4. Capacity: Expert vs. Novice- how much attention is required? (Hannon & Richards, 2012)
2. Selective Attention: responding selectively to certain sources ofinformation while ignoring other sources. Inattentional blindness also illustrates a critical aspect of visual processing. Specifically, it reveals the role of selective attention in perception. Inattentional blindness represents a consequence of this critical process that allows us to remain focused on important aspects of our world without distraction from irrelevant objects and events. (Hannon & Richards, 2012)
Research shows that there is a relationship betweeninattentional blindness and action-demanding teamsports. o More tactical instructions can lead to a narrower breadth of attention, which increases inattentional blindness, whereas fewer tactical instructions widen the breadth of attention in the area of team ball sports and therefore decreases inattentional blindness. (Furley & Memmert, 2007)
Research shows that attending to music decreasesinattentional blindness. o Listening to music will decrease inattentional blindness by reducing observers frequency of task- unrelated thoughts, this was due to the distracting qualities of the audio task o (Beanland & Pammer, 2011)
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