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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Individual Differences in Attention Control and Change Blindness
by Gonzalez, Christian, Ph.D., George Mason University, 2015, 118; 3707274
Abstract (Summary)

Change blindness is a well-studied perceptual phenomenon that demonstrates the volatility of the human visual system. Although its effects are ubiquitous, they do not manifest themselves in the same way in all observers. This dissertation explores the relationship between individual differences in attentional control, specifically differences in cognitive flexibility and working memory capacity, and change blindness in the presence of relevant task knowledge and task load. Results indicate that both cognitive flexibility and working memory predict change blindness independently, but can also interact in the presence of relevant task knowledge.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Thompson, James
Commitee: Peterson, Matthew, Wiese, Eva, Youmans, Robert
School: George Mason University
Department: Applied Cognition Concentration
School Location: United States -- Virginia
Source: DAI-B 76/10(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Psychology
Keywords: Bayesian, Change blindness, Cognitive flexibility, Working memory
Publication Number: 3707274
ISBN: 978-1-321-81760-7
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