Data-limited manipulations of T1 difficulty influence the attentional blink

Visser, T. A. and Ohan, J. L. (2007) Data-limited manipulations of T1 difficulty influence the attentional blink. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 61 2: 102-108. doi:10.1037/cjep2007011

Author Visser, T. A.
Ohan, J. L.
Title Data-limited manipulations of T1 difficulty influence the attentional blink
Journal name Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1196-1961
Publication date 2007-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1037/cjep2007011
Open Access Status
Volume 61
Issue 2
Start page 102
End page 108
Total pages 7
Place of publication Washington, D.C.
Publisher Educational Publishing Foundation, American Psychological Association.
Language eng
Subject 1701 Psychology
Abstract When two targets are embedded in a temporal stream of distractors, second-target identification is initially impaired and then gradually improves as intertarget interval lengthens (attentional blink; AB). According to bottleneck models of the AB, difficulty of first-target processing should modulate the magnitude of the second-target deficit. To test this, we examined whether a data-limited manipulation of T1 difficulty (forward masking) would modulate AB magnitude. In two experiments, we show that data-limited manipulations of T1 difficulty do affect the AB, so long as T1 is not masked by an immediately trailing distractor. When such a trailing item is present, the relationship between T1 difficulty and the AB disappears.
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