Sparing from the attentional blink is not spared from structural limitations

Dell'Acqua, R., Dux, P. E., Wyble, B. and Jolicoeur, P. (2012) Sparing from the attentional blink is not spared from structural limitations. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 19 2: 232-238. doi:10.3758/s13423-011-0209-3


Author Dell'Acqua, R.
Dux, P. E.
Wyble, B.
Jolicoeur, P.
Title Sparing from the attentional blink is not spared from structural limitations
Journal name Psychonomic Bulletin and Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1069-9384
1531-5320
Publication date 2012-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3758/s13423-011-0209-3
Volume 19
Issue 2
Start page 232
End page 238
Total pages 7
Place of publication New York, United States
Publisher Springer New York
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract When a series of three successive to-be-reported items (targets) is displayed in a rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP) stream of distractors, it has been shown that no attentional blink-a marked impairment in the report of the second of two targets, typically observed when the targets appear within 200-600 ms of one another-occurs in target accuracy. The present study examines three recently introduced computational models that provide different explanations of this protracted sparing effect. Using a standard RSVP design and these models, we provide empirical data and simulations that illustrate that structural limitations affect the processing of successive targets. In addition, we compare the candidate mechanisms that might underlie these limitations.
Keyword Attentional blink
Attention systems
Cognitive and attentional control
Computational modeling
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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