Effects of Selective Attention on Perceptual Filling-in

  title={Effects of Selective Attention on Perceptual Filling-in},
  author={Peter De Weerd and Erin Smith and P. Greenberg},
After few seconds, a figure steadily presented in peripheral vision becomes perceptually filled-in by its background, as if it "disappeared". We report that directing attention to the color, shape, or location of a figure increased the probability of perceiving filling-in compared to unattended figures, without modifying the time required for filling-in. This effect could be augmented by boosting attention. Furthermore, the frequency distribution of filling-in response times for attended… CONTINUE READING