What is the role of attention in visual
Picture A is how the eyes see
Picture B is how the eyes see
the picture if you turn it
What is the role of the temporal lobe
when it comes to visual perception?
Is this a Vase or is it two
The ability to recognize
How does spatial organization affect visual
What are some attention disorders?
ADD – Attention Deficit Disorder
OCD – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity
What effect does ADD/ADHD have on
How can we improve our attention
Inattentional blindness, also known as perceptual
blindness is a lack of attention. It is not a visual
disorder, but rather the inability to see what
another may clearly see, or unable to see due to
What Causes Inattentional Blindness?
Working Memory/Mental workload
Why is Inattentional Blindness a
Everyone inattentionally blind in most everything every
single minute of the day.
Inattentional blindness is actually a good thing. The ability to block out unnecessary stimuli in order to focus is beneficial in many way.
Focus in activities such as: sports that give the athlete the ability to block out a crowd, performers, surgeons,...
When is Inattentional blindness a
● When it puts yourself or others in danger.
● When you are unable to carry out everyday tasks
due to stimuli that promotes better results.
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