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Individual differences in change blindness

Bergmann, Katharina Verena

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The present work shows the existence of systematic individual differences in change blindness. It can be concluded that the sensitivity for changes is a trait. That is, persons differ in their ability to detect changes, independent from the situation or the measurement method. Moreover, there are two explanations for individual differences in change blindness: a) capacity differences in visual selective attention that may be influenced by top-down activated attention helping to focus attention onto relevant stimuli b) differences in working memory capacity or in decision making. In accordance with this, age-related individual differences in the sensitivity for changes can be explained by attentional processes and by confidence in the own ratings. Together, the present work might form the basis for a more application-oriented research on individual differences in change blindness and its underlying processes.

Item Type: Dissertation
Supervisor: Schankin, PD Dr. Andrea
Place of Publication: Heidelberg
Date of thesis defense: 3 December 2015
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2016 10:21
Date: 2016
Faculties / Institutes: The Faculty of Behavioural and Cultural Studies > Institute of Psychology
Subjects: 100 Philosophy
150 Psychology
Controlled Keywords: Aufmerksamkeit, Elektrophysiologie, Individualität
Uncontrolled Keywords: Change Blindness, individuelle Unterschiede.
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