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The neurophysiology of failed visual perceptions: some implications for medical teaching

Abstract

Failed perceptions of clinical abnormalities may have a neurophysiological explanation including three major covert eye problems and seven major brain-processing problems. Seven suggestions are made in an attempt to minimise their effect. We see in detail much less than we think and there is no substitute for seeing real-life clinical abnormalities.

  • visual perceptions
  • change blindness
  • visual misinterpretations
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