Change Blindness, Psychology of

George Mcconkie, Lester Loschky

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Change blindness is the tendency to fail to detect changes in a stimulus array while actively exploring it. This happens when the perception of the motion that typically accompanies stimulus change is prevented or disrupted.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Cognitive Science
EditorsLynn Nadel
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
ISBN (Electronic)9780470018866
ISBN (Print)9780470016190
StatePublished - Jan 15 2006


  • change blindness
  • mental representation
  • visual perception
  • working memory
  • attention
  • eye movements
  • visual cognition


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