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Chan, Jason,Spence, Charles
Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
Change deafness, an auditory analog of 'change blindness'
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14 (suppl)
‘Change blindness’ is the name given to the inability to detect changes within a visual scene when interleaved with a visual mask (Simons & Levin, 1996, 1997). An adapted version of the flicker paradigm developed by Rensink, O’Regan, and Clark (1997) was used in the following experiments. Experiment 1 demonstrates that ‘change deafness’ does exist, in the change of identity condition, when multiple voices are saying the same passage concurrently. Experiments 2 and 3 show that change deafness occurs in changes of location, when multiple voices were reciting different passages, concurrently. These experiments demonstrate for the first time that change blindness can be generalized to the auditory modality to cause change deafness.
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