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Previous research has shown that intertrial repetition of target and distractors task-relevant properties speeds visual search performance, an effect known as priming of pop-out (PoP). Recent accounts suggest that such priming results, at least in part, from a mechanism that speeds post-selectional, response-related processes, the marker of which is an(More)
Perceptual load theory [Lavie, N. (1995). Perceptual load as a necessary condition for selective attention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 21, 451-468.; Lavie, N., & Tsal, Y. (1994) Perceptual load as a major determinant of the locus of selection in visual attention. Perception & Psychophysics, 56, 183-197.] proposes(More)
Identification of a target is impaired when it follows a previous target within 500 ms, suggesting that our attentional system suffers from severe temporal limitations. Although control-disruption theories posit that such impairment, known as the attentional blink (AB), reflects a difficulty in matching incoming information with the current attentional set,(More)
It is widely agreed that attending to a stimulus entails that all its features are processed. However, whether all these features are granted access to response-selection mechanisms remains a debated issue. Some authors suggest that all the features of the attended object affect response selection, irrespective of their relevance to the task at hand,(More)
Our ability to attend to successive events is severely limited: observers often fail to report the second of two targets that appear within 200-500ms from each other, a phenomenon known as the attentional blink. Here, we examined what processes are disrupted during the blink. Specifically, we examined whether the blink affects (1) the ability of a(More)
In apparent motion, static stimuli presented successively in shifted locations produce a subjective percept of continuous motion. Reducing stimulus exposure (or on-time) was shown to consistently increase the perceived velocity of apparent motion (Vision Research 29 (1989), 335-347), yet surprisingly little investigation has followed up on the discovery of(More)
What conditions, if any, can fully prevent attentional capture (i.e., involuntary allocation of spatial attention to an irrelevant object) has been a matter of debate. In a previous study, Folk, Ester, and Troemel (Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 16:127-132, 2009) suggested that attentional capture can be blocked entirely when attention is already engaged in(More)
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