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Driving with satellite navigation contributes to inattentional blindness

Posted Oct 01 2012 10:08am

Satellite Navigations Could Blind Drivers On Road (BioScholar):

“Driving with a satellite navigation can make you blind to pedestrians, because trying to hold an image of the screen in your mind makes you ignore what is in front of your eyes, a new study has revealed. Focusing on the detail of something we have just seen diverts our attention away from things happening around us and results in an effect known as “inattentional blindness.”

To Learn More:

Study: Visual Short-term Memory Load Reduces Retinotopic Cortex Response to Contrast (Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience)

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