Memory example (Soldiers on a plane)

28 May 2010 - 8:42am
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Mabel Ney

I am looking for an example of cognitive interuption in which a person is shown an image, then a blank screen and an image that has somethign missing. Jared showed one at the Web App Masters Tour with soldiers getting onto a plane. Can ayone point me to an example?


Mabel Ney

Principal Interaction Designer

IDEXX Laboratories


28 May 2010 - 9:59am
mark marrara

Hi Mabel,

Sounds like you are looking for an example of "Change Blindness."  Searching on that or Ron Rensink, one of the early Cognitive Psych. investigators of this phenomenon, will yield several examples.  


28 May 2010 - 10:44am

Mark is correct, the cognitive phenomenon is called change blindness. Here a couple of fun youtube videos which serve as examples:

Hope that helps!


28 May 2010 - 2:57pm
Mabel Ney

Yes very helpful. Thank you both.

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