Too much attentiveness leads to inattentiveness

By Grant Jacobs 17/03/2010

Some time ago I presented a video illustrating change blindness (see Visual illusions, change blindness and autism). A related effect is inattentiveness, as featured in this short (1:22 min) video:

Then watch this for an explanation:

I prefer the latter video, but they put a spoiler in the beginning, unfortunately.

HT:  The Homunculus (for the first video)

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