Attentional selection and word processing in Stroop and word search tasks: the role of selection for action.


The time course of visual word processing was investigated in two tasks differing in whether words were "selected for action" (Allport, 1989). Using identical displays in which a square color patch appeared at fixation with either 2, 4, or 8 flanking words appearing at any of the 8 sides and corners, subjects performed either a Stroop color-naming task or a… (More)