Implicit semantic perception in object substitution masking

Goodhew, Stephanie C., Visser, Troy A. W., Lipp, Ottmar V. and Dux, Paul E. (2011) Implicit semantic perception in object substitution masking. Cognition, 118 1: 130-134. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2010.10.013

Author Goodhew, Stephanie C.
Visser, Troy A. W.
Lipp, Ottmar V.
Dux, Paul E.
Title Implicit semantic perception in object substitution masking
Journal name Cognition   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0010-0277
Publication date 2011-01-01
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.cognition.2010.10.013
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 118
Issue 1
Start page 130
End page 134
Total pages 5
Editor Gerry T. M. Altmann
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject 3310 Linguistics and Language
2805 Cognitive Neuroscience
3205 Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
Formatted abstract
Decades of research on visual perception has uncovered many phenomena, such as binocular rivalry, backward masking, and the attentional blink, that reflect 'failures of consciousness'. Although stimuli do not reach awareness in these paradigms, there is evidence that they nevertheless undergo semantic processing. Object substitution masking (OSM), however, appears to be the exception to this rule. In OSM, a temporally-trailing four-dot mask interferes with target perception, even though it has different contours from and does not spatially overlap with the target. Previous research suggests that OSM has an early locus, blocking the extraction of semantic information. Here, we refute this claim, showing implicit semantic perception in OSM using a target-mask priming paradigm. We conclude that semantic information suppressed via OSM can nevertheless guide behavior.
© 2010 Elsevier B.V.
Keyword Consciousness
Object substitution masking
Semantic priming
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online 18 November 2010

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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