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Misdirected by the gap: The relationship between inattentional blindness and attentional misdirection

Kuhn, Gustav and Tatler, Benjamin W.. 2011. Misdirected by the gap: The relationship between inattentional blindness and attentional misdirection. Consciousness and Cognition, 20(2), pp. 432-436. [Article]

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In several of our articles we have drawn analogies between inattentional blindness paradigms and misdirection. Memmert (2010) however, has criticized this analogy and urged for caution in assuming too much of a close relationship between these two phenomena. Here we consider the points raised by Memmert and highlight some misunderstandings and omissions in his interpretation of our work, which substantially undermine his argument. Debating the similarities and differences between aspects of misdirection and inattentional blindness is valuable and has the potential to highlight the utility of these two phenomena. However, it is important not to be misdirected by subtle differences between particular instances of each phenomenon, at the expense of failing to detect the opportunities that these phenomena present for extending our understanding of attention and awareness. (C) 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Times Cited: 1

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

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2011Published

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8276

Date Deposited:

19 Jun 2013 10:55

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04 Jul 2017 09:28

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http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/8276

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