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New Brain-Test App

Summary: The iPhone app for dichotic listening is called iDichotic and was launched on the App Store in 2011, where it can be downloaded for free. Some 1 year later, more than 1,000 people have downloaded the app, and roughly half have sent their test results to the researchers’ database.

Juggling Inattention Blindness - Royal Institution Christmas Lectures - BBC Four

Summary: In front of a live audience, a gorilla passes through a juggling act unnoticed.



Simply Psychology: Selective Attention

Summary: Broadbent’s, Treisman’s, and Deutsch and Deutsch Models of Attention are all bottleneck models because they predict we cannot consciously attend to all of our sensory input at the same time.

Psy Blog: The Attentional Spotlight

Summary: Although there are problems with the attentional spotlight and zoom-lens as metaphors, they still provide a useful insight into how our attention can move independently of the eyes.

VeryWell: What Is the Stroop Effect?

Summary: This site contains articles are not only written by experienced doctors, therapists, nurses, and other experts, but vetted for accuracy by board-certified physicians. They explain how the Stroop effect is a phenomenon in which you must say the color of a word but not the name of the word.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Summary: PNAS is one of the world’s most-cited and comprehensive multidisciplinary scientific journals, publishing more than 3,100 research papers annually. They explain how event-related brain potentials (ERPs) provide high-resolution measures of the time course of neuronal activity patterns associated with perceptual and cognitive processes.