PSYC 3265 Chapter Notes - Chapter 12: Change Blindness, Prosopagnosia, Confirmation Bias

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Findings show that the number of wrongful convictions based on eyewitness testimony would be reduced if judge had increased relevant knowledge. Gorilla video example: our observation is worse than we think (50% did not see the. This is called inattentional blindness: the failure to perceive the appearance of an. Change blindness: it"s a failure to detect changes in an object (being replaced for unexpected object in the visual environment. example) such like movie scenes. Change blindness blindness individuals exaggerated belief that they can detect visual changes and so avoid change blindness. It describes our misplaced confidence in our ability to detect visual changes. Confirmation bias: distortions of memory caused by the influence of expectations. Expectations colour our memory because we possess numerous schemas of knowledge concerning what is likely to have happened stored in ltm. these schemas make us to form expectations.

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