A re-examination of the impact of object processing on shifts of spatial attention

Visser, Troy A. W. (2011) A re-examination of the impact of object processing on shifts of spatial attention. Attention, Perception and Psychophysics, 73 3: 688-694. doi:10.3758/s13414-010-0058-6


Author Visser, Troy A. W.
Title A re-examination of the impact of object processing on shifts of spatial attention
Journal name Attention, Perception and Psychophysics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1943-3921
1943-393X
Publication date 2011-04
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3758/s13414-010-0058-6
Open Access Status
Volume 73
Issue 3
Start page 688
End page 694
Total pages 7
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Springer New York
Language eng
Subject 2809 Sensory Systems
3205 Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
Formatted abstract
When two targets are presented in rapid succession at the same spatial location, processing of the first is highly efficient, while processing of the second is often profoundly impaired at brief inter-target intervals (attentional blink; AB). While the AB has been shown to impact many processes, it is still unclear whether this includes the ability to shift spatial attention. The present study examined this question using a more sensitive dependent measure than past studies; namely, response times. It also evaluated whether masking of the cue stimulus modulated the effect of the AB on spatial shifts. The results showed significant cueing effects on T2 response times that were strongly modulated by the AB. This supports suggested links between mechanisms underlying object processing and spatial shifts of attention.
Keyword Attentional blink
Spatial cueing
Attention
Orienting
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Psychology Publications
 
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