Crash Blindness in an Inveterate Apple User: A Case Study


This paper is fantastic. Abstract:

“We report a brief case study of Crash Blindness in a long-term user of the Macintosh computers. The patient (LB), an otherwise normal, healthy adult, shows an almost complete blindness to software crashes on Macintosh computers. The degree of the pathology appears to correlate with the version of the operating system. An MRI shows an atypical lesion in the right frontal cortex, which is the only neurological pathology. A comparison is made with other operating systems to show the specificity to the Mac OS. The findings are discussed with respect to theories of software ‘Holy Wars’.”

Check out the lesion 🙂