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Abrupt visual onsets and selective attention: evidence from visual search.
The effect of temporal discontinuity on visual search was assessed by presenting a display in which one item had an abrupt onset, while other items were introduced by gradually removing line segmentsExpand
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Value-driven attentional capture
Attention selects which aspects of sensory input are brought to awareness. To promote survival and well-being, attention prioritizes stimuli both voluntarily, according to context-specific goalsExpand
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Uniqueness of abrupt visual onset in capturing attention
Yantis and Jonides (1984) demonstrated that the detection of a target in visual search was markedly enhanced when the target was presented as an abruptly onset character embedded among otherExpand
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Transient neural activity in human parietal cortex during spatial attention shifts
Observers viewing a complex visual scene selectively attend to relevant locations or objects and ignore irrelevant ones. Selective attention to an object enhances its neural representation inExpand
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Abrupt visual onsets and selective attention: voluntary versus automatic allocation.
  • S. Yantis, J. Jonides
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of experimental psychology. Human…
  • 1 February 1990
The hypothesis that abrupt visual onsets capture attention automatically, as suggested by Yantis and Jonides (1984) was tested in four experiments. A centrally located cue directed attention to oneExpand
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Multielement visual tracking: Attention and perceptual organization
  • S. Yantis
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • 1 July 1992
Two types of theories have been advanced to account for how attention is allocated in performing goal-directed visual tasks. According to location-based theories, visual attention is allocated toExpand
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Visual attention: control, representation, and time course.
Three central problems in the recent literature on visual attention are reviewed. The first concerns the control of attention by top-down (or goal-directed) and bottom-up (or stimulus-driven)Expand
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Coordination of Voluntary and Stimulus-Driven Attentional Control in Human Cortex
Visual attention may be voluntarily directed to particular locations or features (voluntary control), or it may be captured by salient stimuli, such as the abrupt appearance of a new perceptualExpand
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On the distinction between visual salience and stimulus-driven attentional capture.
  • S. Yantis, H. Egeth
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of experimental psychology. Human…
  • 1 June 1999
It is often assumed that the efficient detection of salient visual objects in search reflects stimulus-driven attentional capture. Evidence for this assumption, however, comes from tasks in which theExpand
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Visual motion and attentional capture
Previous work has shown that abrupt visual onsets capture attention. This occurs even with stimuli that are equiluminant with the background, which suggests that the appearance of a new perceptualExpand
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