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Navigating Familiar Roads May Lead to Driving on “Autopilot”

A new study finds that driving on familiar roads may cause people to “zone out” while driving, making them less attentive to unexpected changes on the road. ... More>


Why Hands-Free Phones Are A Driving Danger

Many states have already banned the use of handheld cell phones while driving, however, new research finds that hands-free phones may be just as distracting and dangerous. ... More>


Visual ‘Gist’ Helps Us Figure Out Where a Crowd Is Looking

We can tell where a group of people is looking, after a fraction of a second, by perceiving the group as a single entity rather than a collection of individuals. ... More>


Visual Exposure Predicts Infants’ Ability to Follow Another’s Gaze

Gaze following typically emerges in infancy, and new research looking at preterm infants suggests that it’s visual experience, not maturational age, that underlies this critical ability. ... More>


Seeing and Perceiving

Considered one of the world’s most influential cognitive psychologists, Anne Treisman developed a classic psychological model of human visual attention. The feature integration theory of attention proposes a two-stage model for […]... More>