Talk:Inattentional blindness

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Inattentional blindness needs a lot of fleshing out. It was just a paragraph consisting of a brief description. I added a discription of the most well known study and some relavent links, but its still has some big holes. Dalf | Talk 07:18, 12 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Andrewjuren 06:49, 14 March 2006 (UTC)

Could also use citations for the research that was mentioned. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:03, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

The "door" study that I did with Daniel Levin is not an example of inattentional blindness -- it's change blindness. That's a different phenomenon. I didn't want to edit it personally given that I work in both fields. For details on the distinction, see the scholarpedia article I wrote on inattentional blindness that's cited in this entry. -Dan S. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:20, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

I removed the mention of the "door" study, Dan.

Ag2150 (talk) 18:34, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

Native American Indians on Caribbean Islands couldn't see Columbus's ships[edit]

I have heard this a number of times now, but I still don't know if it is true or not.

If this is TRUE, then I believe it would be considered an example of Inattentional blindness.

If NOT true, then I think this article should address this as a common example of a MIS-understanding of Inattentional blindness.;f=36;t=000803;p=0 —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:27, 21 March 2008 (UTC)


I suggest a section that covers the effect of inattentional blindness on drivers in traffic. --Born2cycle (talk) 17:37, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

It is well known among motorcyclists that when they are approaching a cross street a driver may come to a full stop, stare at the motorcycle and then, not seeing the expected car, pull out in front of the motorcycle. Many times this causes the death of the motorcyclist. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Arydberg (talkcontribs) 18:02, 27 May 2013 (UTC)


What about accidents where Inattentional blindness is a factor? Tabletop (talk) 06:18, 14 September 2009 (UTC)


The following sentence is so badly constructed that it is difficult to know how to correct it. "Simons interprets this by stating that people are mistaken with regard to how important events will automatically draw their attention away from current tasks or goals." —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:18, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

Merger proposals[edit]

Hey, there is the same entry with difference only in letter case.[edit]

People are doubling over each other.

pwjbbb (talk) 10:34, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

Inattentional Blindness should be merged into this article. It appears that that article was created March 2012 as a project page at Wikipedia:School and university projects/Psyc3330 w12/Group03 (apparent project page: Wikipedia:School and university projects/Psyc3330 w12) and then moved to Inattentional Blindness in May (with only a few minor edits since), whereas the properly capitalized article here has been around since 2005, and been continuously edited since. I must note a certain irony in behavior and subject regarding the duplicate article. ENeville (talk) 00:08, 7 September 2012 (UTC)
Definitely need merging and to end up with lowercase 'blindness', however the new article seems more comprehensive than the older one. Rjwilmsi 12:34, 10 October 2012 (UTC)

Cognitive capture[edit]

Merger Proposal discussion area: