Temporal dissociation between distractors and targets: The impact of residual distractor processing on target responses

Kritikos, Ada, McNeill, Jennifer and Paviis, Alexia (2008) Temporal dissociation between distractors and targets: The impact of residual distractor processing on target responses. Journal of Motor Behavior, 40 1: 29-42. doi:10.3200/JMBR.40.1.29-42


Author Kritikos, Ada
McNeill, Jennifer
Paviis, Alexia
Title Temporal dissociation between distractors and targets: The impact of residual distractor processing on target responses
Journal name Journal of Motor Behavior   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-2895
1940-1027
Publication date 2008-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3200/JMBR.40.1.29-42
Volume 40
Issue 1
Start page 29
End page 42
Total pages 14
Place of publication Washington, D.C., United States of America
Publisher Heldref Publications
Language eng
Subject 170299 Cognitive Science not elsewhere classified
1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Abstract The authors manipulated the extent of distractor interference with learned, mapped responses by presenting distractors to participants (N = 16) before, simultaneously with, or after the target. Interference was significantly less when the distractor preceded the target's presentation by 200 ms than when distractor and target were presented simultaneously. Interference decreased progressively with increasing intervals. For both simultaneous and temporally separated distractor-target presentations, incongruent distractors were associated with the greatest interference, and neutral and congruent distractors interfered to a lesser degree. Distractors at fixation had a crucially greater impact on goal-directed responses to the target than did distractors at periphery. The authors discuss the findings in the context of (a) the time course of the processing of all inputs, (b) the subsequent enhancement of target-related information and responses, and (c) the inhibition of distractor-related information and responses.
Keyword Distractor interference
Neuropsychological evidence
Psychomotor performance
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code

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