Title

The Effects of Change Blindness on a Motion Picture

Date

5-30-2013 2:00 PM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

Department

Psychology

Session Chair

David Foster

Session Title

Psychology Poster Session 2

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Chehalis Strapp

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

Levin and Simons (1997), conducted a study demonstrating the limitations of our visual capacity. Change blindness refers to the inability to detect large changes in visual scenes. To test this argument, this study hypothesized that change detection will differ based on instructions given prior to watching the film; either forewarned of changes occurring or not. Participants viewed a short film containing changes every time the camera angle changed. They were asked to pay close attention and after viewing the film wrote a brief description regarding its content. Findings suggest that our representations of visual scenes are sparse or incomplete.

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May 30th, 2:00 PM

The Effects of Change Blindness on a Motion Picture

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

Levin and Simons (1997), conducted a study demonstrating the limitations of our visual capacity. Change blindness refers to the inability to detect large changes in visual scenes. To test this argument, this study hypothesized that change detection will differ based on instructions given prior to watching the film; either forewarned of changes occurring or not. Participants viewed a short film containing changes every time the camera angle changed. They were asked to pay close attention and after viewing the film wrote a brief description regarding its content. Findings suggest that our representations of visual scenes are sparse or incomplete.