Hey, Can You Watch My Stuff? A Study of Change Blindness During Real World Interactions

Many people fail to notice if someone is replaced by another during an interaction. Is change blindness reduced when individual identity is more important — e.g., when someone requests that you watch his or her belongings? Most participants do not notice when a different individual returns to retrieve even valuable belongings.

Karen Yu, Audrey Cooney, Alexandra Ginsburg, Jack Kelle, Sarah Kelly Sewanee: The University of the South

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