Do You See What Eyes See? Implementing Inattentional Blindness

  • Erdan Gu
  • Catherine Stocker
  • Norman I. Badler
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3661)


This paper presents a computational model of visual attention incorporating a cognitive imperfection known as inattentional blindness. We begin by presenting four factors that determine successful attention allocation: conspicuity, mental workload, expectation and capacity. We then propose a framework to study the effects of those factors on an unexpected object and conduct an experiment to measure the corresponding subjective awareness level. Finally, we discuss the application of a visual attention model for conversational agents.


Visual Attention Attention Capture Mental Workload Change Blindness Inattentional Blindness 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erdan Gu
    • 1
  • Catherine Stocker
    • 2
  • Norman I. Badler
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer and Information ScienceUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia

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