Can one pay attention to a particular color?

  title={Can one pay attention to a particular color?},
  author={P T Brawn and Robert J. Snowden},
  journal={Perception & psychophysics},
  volume={61 5},
In an array of elements whose colors vary can we selectively choose to process all the items of a particular color preferentially in relation to those of another color? We addressed this question by presenting subjects with arrays containing many elements, and recording reaction times to a luminance change of one of the elements. Half the elements had one color and the other half another color--the spatial distribution being random. In two tasks--a simple detection of this change or a choice… CONTINUE READING