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Perceptual load as a necessary condition for selective attention.
  • N. Lavie
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of experimental psychology. Human…
  • 1 June 1995
The early and late selection debate may be resolved if perceptual load of relevant information determines the selective processing of irrelevant information. This hypothesis was tested in 3 studies;Expand
Distracted and confused?: Selective attention under load
  • N. Lavie
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences
  • 1 February 2005
The ability to remain focused on goal-relevant stimuli in the presence of potentially interfering distractors is crucial for any coherent cognitive function. However, simply instructing people toExpand
Load theory of selective attention and cognitive control.
A load theory of attention in which distractor rejection depends on the level and type of load involved in current processing was tested. A series of experiments demonstrates that whereas highExpand
The Role of Working Memory in Visual Selective Attention
The hypothesis that working memory is crucial for reducing distraction by maintaining the prioritization of relevant information was tested in neuroimaging and psychological experiments with humans.Expand
Perceptual load as a major determinant of the locus of selection in visual attention
  • N. Lavie, Y. Tsal
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Perception & psychophysics
  • 1 March 1994
In this paper, we propose that the debate concerning the locus of attentional selection can be resolved by specifying the conditions under which early selection is possible. In the first part, weExpand
On the Efficiency of Visual Selective Attention: Efficient Visual Search Leads to Inefficient Distractor Rejection
The ability to ignore irrelevant peripheral distractors was assessed as a function of the efficiency in visual search for a target at the center of a display Efficient target search, among dissimilarExpand
Attention, Distraction, and Cognitive Control Under Load
The extent to which people can focus attention in the face of irrelevant distractions has been shown to critically depend on the level and type of information load involved in their current task. TheExpand
Neural correlates of change detection and change blindness
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of subjects attempting to detect a visual change occurring during a screen flicker was used to distinguish the neural correlates of change detection fromExpand
Modulating irrelevant motion perception by varying attentional load in an unrelated task.
Lavie's theory of attention proposes that the processing load in a relevant task determines the extent to which irrelevant distractors are processed. Expand
On the spatial extent of attention in object-based visual selection
A new test was devised to avoid previous confounds in measures of object-based limits on divided visual attention. Expand