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Date of Award

January 2011

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R. D. Whitman


With a between-subjects design using counterbalanced stimuli from Rensink of real-life pictures, lateralized differences in perceptual change blindness were found such that the right hemisphere responded to change in the visual field faster than the left hemisphere. These findings are supported by the theory that the right hemisphere is has a greater role in vigilance which has been widely documented in studies using animals, brain injured patients, FMRI, and TMS. More research is needed to further understand the role of spatial cueing and inhibition of return during the change blindness phenomenon.

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