Central and Peripheral Precuing of Forced-Choice Discrimination

  title={Central and Peripheral Precuing of Forced-Choice Discrimination},
  author={Marylou Cheal and Don R. Lyon},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology},
  pages={859 - 880}
  • M. ChealD. Lyon
  • Published 1 November 1991
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
There are suggestions in the literature that spatial precuing of attention with peripheral and central cues may be mediated by different mechanisms. To investigate this issue, data from two previous papers were reanalysed to investigate the complete time course of precuing target location with either: (1) a peripheral cue that may draw attention reflexively, or (2) a central, symbolic cue that may require attention to be directed voluntarily. This analysis led to predictions that were tested in… 

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