What Is The Phenomenon Of Change Blindness

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Frequently, people encounter situations where it is impossible for them to attend to all the surrounding stimulus. This is because humans have a limited attention capability. Even when fully engaged the slightest change to a stimulus, an object, or person in the nearby surround go unnoticed by humans. This phenomenon is known as change blindness, which is the “difficulty in detecting changes in similar, but slightly different, scenes that are presented one after another.” Previous research has demonstrated that the ability to detect change is key component to every day life (Rensink, 2002). Rensink aimed to test this phenomenon with a technique known as Gap-contingent. Gap-contingent would place a gap in between the original and alter stimulus

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