Annual Review of Psychology 53 (1):245-277 (2002)

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Ronald A. Rensink
University of British Columbia
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Five aspects of visual change detection are reviewed. The first concerns the concept of change itself, in particular the ways it differs from the related notions of motion and difference. The second involves the various methodological approaches that have been developed to study change detection; it is shown that under a variety of conditions observers are often unable to see large changes directly in their field of view. Next, it is argued that this “change blindness” indicates that focused attention is needed to detect change, and that this can help map out the nature of visual attention. The fourth aspect concerns how these results affect our understanding of visual perception—for example, the implication that a sparse, dynamic representation underlies much of our visual experience. Finally, a brief discussion is presented concerning the limits to our current understanding of change detection
Keywords change blindness  eye movements  scene perception  visual attention  visual memory
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DOI 10.1146/annurev.psych.53.100901.135125
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