A new estimation of the duration of attentional dwell time.

@article{Theeuwes2004ANE,
  title={A new estimation of the duration of attentional dwell time.},
  author={Jan Theeuwes and Richard Godijn and Jay Pratt},
  journal={Psychonomic bulletin & review},
  year={2004},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={60-4}
}
How rapidly can attention move from one object to the next? Previous studies in which the dwell time paradigm was used have estimated attentional switch times of 200-500 msec, results incompatible with the search rate estimates of 25-50 msec shown in numerous visual search studies. It has been argued that dwell times are so long in the dwell time paradigm because the attentional shifts measured are unlike those used in visual search. In the present experiment, a variation of a visual search… CONTINUE READING

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