We all remember this video from class, right? Did you see the moon walking bear the first time you watched this? This video is a slightly different. This one shows a viewer watching this with an eye tracking device. We learned the answer to not seeing the bear is from inattentional blindness. That is when a stimulus is not perceived even when a person is looking directly at it. With the eye tracking device we can easily understand why people miss something so obvious. This viewer is focused on the ball, counting how many times it is being passed. When we are so focused on a specific task and detail oriented, we often do not see the bigger picture. This video is a great example and further proves inattenional blindness using the eye tracking device.
The psychology of Perception involves the interaction of our senses and our conscious mind. Perception is involved in every aspect of our lives as we make decisions and judgments based on what we experience. If you study diligently you will leave this course with a broad understanding of sensation and perception. From this general understanding you will be able to further investigate areas of interest by means of literature review and research on specific topics.