Priming in the attentional blink: Perception without awareness?

Visser, Troy, Merikle, Philip and Di Lollo, Vincent (2005) Priming in the attentional blink: Perception without awareness?. Visual Cognition, 12 7: 1362-1372. doi:10.1080/13506280444000733

Author Visser, Troy
Merikle, Philip
Di Lollo, Vincent
Title Priming in the attentional blink: Perception without awareness?
Journal name Visual Cognition   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1350-6285
Publication date 2005-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13506280444000733
Volume 12
Issue 7
Start page 1362
End page 1372
Total pages 11
Place of publication Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Psychology Press
Language eng
Subject 1701 Psychology
Abstract The attentional blink refers to a reduction in accuracy that occurs when observers are required to identify the second of two rapidly sequential targets. Even when the second target cannot be reported, however, it is still capable of priming the response to a subsequent related item. At issue in the present work was whether this priming is attributable mainly to conscious or unconscious processes. To answer this question, we used an exclusion procedure that permitted an assessment of the relative dominance of conscious and unconscious processes. The results showed that second targets that are identified incorrectly are nonetheless processed extensively outside of awareness. Moreover, this processing is sufficient to prime a subsequent response for at least 1 s after the onset of the prime.
Keyword Cognition
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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