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Erdan Gu, Catherine Stocker, and Norman I. Badler, "Do You See What Eyes See? Implementing Inattentional Blindness", . September 2005.
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.
Date Posted: 14 April 2006