Input control processes in rapid serial visual presentations : target selection and distractor inhibition
Olivers, Christian N. L. and Watson, Derrick G. . (2006) Input control processes in rapid serial visual presentations : target selection and distractor inhibition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Vol.32 (No.5). pp. 1083-1092. ISSN 0096-1523Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0096-15184.108.40.2063
The attentional blink refers to the finding that the 2nd of 2 targets embedded in a stream of rapidly presented distractors is often missed. Whereas most theories of the attentional blink focus on limited-capacity processes that occur after target selection, the present work investigates the selection process itself. Identifying a target letter caused an attentional blink for the enumeration of subsequent dot patterns, but this blink was reduced when the dots shared their color with the target letter. In contrast, performance worsened when the color of the dots matched that of the remaining distractors in the stream. Similarity between the targets also affected competition between different sets of dots presented simultaneously within a single display. The authors conclude that the selection of targets from a rapid serial visual presentation stream is mediated by both excitatory and inhibitory attentional control mechanisms.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Attention (Psychology), Distraction (Psychology), Inhibition, Visual masking, Stimulus intensity, Visual perception|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance|
|Publisher:||American Psychological Association/Educational Publishing Foundation|
|Number of Pages:||10|
|Page Range:||pp. 1083-1092|
|Funder:||Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek [Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research] (NWO)|
|Grant number:||451-02-117 (NWO)|
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