T1 difficulty and the attentional blink: Expectancy versus backward masking

Visser, Troy, A. W. (2007) T1 difficulty and the attentional blink: Expectancy versus backward masking. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 60 7: 936-951. doi:10.1080/17470210600847727


Author Visser, Troy, A. W.
Title T1 difficulty and the attentional blink: Expectancy versus backward masking
Journal name Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1747-0218
Publication date 2007-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/17470210600847727
Volume 60
Issue 7
Start page 936
End page 951
Total pages 16
Place of publication Colchester, England
Publisher Psychology Press
Language eng
Subject 1701 Psychology
Abstract According to bottleneck models of the attentional blink (AB), first-target (T1) processing difficulty should be related to AB magnitude. Tests of this prediction that have varied T1 difficulty in the context of a standard AB paradigm, however, have yielded mixed results. The present work examines two factors that may mediate the relationship between T1 difficulty and the AB: observer expectancy and backward masking of T1. In two experiments, omission of the backward mask consistently yielded the predicted relationship between T1 difficulty and the AB. In contrast, observer expectancy influenced target identification accuracy but did not mediate the relationship between T1 difficulty and the AB. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology is the property of Psychology Press (UK) and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts)
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