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Inattentional Blindness
By Arien Mack

Inattentional Blindness

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Inattentional Blindness by Arien Mack

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Many people believe that merely by opening their eyes, they see everything in their field of view; in fact, a line of psychological research has been taken as evidence of the existence of so-called preattentional perception. In Inattentional Blindness, Arien Mack and Irvin Rock make the radical claim that there is no such thing -- that there is no conscious perception of the visual world without attention to it. The authors present a narrative chronicle of their research. Thus, the reader follows the trail that led to the final conclusions, learning why initial hypotheses and explanations were discarded or revised, and how new questions arose along the way. The phenomenon of inattentional blindness has theoretical importance for cognitive psychologists studying perception, attention, and consciousness, as well as for philosophers and neuroscientists interested in the problem of consciousness.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780262632034
ISBN-10: 0262632039
Format: Paperback
(226mm x 150mm x 17mm)
Pages: 287
Imprint: Bradford Books
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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