Priming from distractors in Rapid Serial Visual Presentation is modulated by image properties and attention

Harris, Irina M., Benito, Claire T. and Dux, Paul E. (2010) Priming from distractors in Rapid Serial Visual Presentation is modulated by image properties and attention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 36 6: 1595-1608. doi:10.1037/a0019218


Author Harris, Irina M.
Benito, Claire T.
Dux, Paul E.
Title Priming from distractors in Rapid Serial Visual Presentation is modulated by image properties and attention
Journal name Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0096-1523
Publication date 2010-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1037/a0019218
Volume 36
Issue 6
Start page 1595
End page 1608
Total pages 14
Place of publication Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
Publisher American Psychological Association
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract 1. We investigated distractor processing in a dual-target rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP) task containing familiar objects, by measuring repetition priming from a priming distractor (PD) to Target 2 (T2). Priming from a visually identical PD was contrasted with priming from a PD in a different orientation from T2. We also tested the effect of attention on distractor processing, by placing the PD either within or outside the attentional blink (AB). PDs outside the AB induced positive priming when they were in a different orientation to T2 and no priming, or negative priming, when they were perceptually identical to T2. PDs within the AB induced positive priming regardless of orientation. These findings demonstrate (1) that distractors are processed at multiple levels of representation; (2) that the view-specific representations of distractors are actively suppressed during RSVP; and (3) that this suppression fails in the absence of attention. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Keyword distractor processing
distractor inhibition
attentional blink
object orientation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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