Capacity limits during perceptual encoding.

  title={Capacity limits during perceptual encoding.},
  author={Greg L. West and Carson Pun and Jay Pratt and Susanne Ferber},
  journal={Journal of vision},
  volume={10 2},
When a unique stimulus is embedded in an otherwise homogenous display, it is thought to "pop-out" due to its relative increase in salience. We investigated whether the visual system has the ability to equally prioritize multiple salient pop-out items competing for awareness or whether this early stage of visual processing is constrained by capacity limits. We used signal detection (d') methods to determine if sensitivity to a salient pop-out item decreases as function of the number of total… CONTINUE READING
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