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The Invisible Gorilla is part of the popular culture nowadays, thanks largely to a widely-read 2010 book of that title. In that book, authors and cognitive psychologists Dan Simons and Christopher Chabris popularized a phenomenon of human perception—known in the jargon as “inattentional blindness”—which they had demonstrated in a study More

The journal Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, the official journal of the Psychonomic Society, is requesting submissions on the topic of the structure of visual working memory. Submissions are due by July 1, 2013 for publication in Winter 2013. We will consider regular Research Articles, Short Reports, and a limited number More