Follow the sign! Top-down contingent attentional capture of masked arrow cues

@inproceedings{Reuss2011FollowTS,
  title={Follow the sign! Top-down contingent attentional capture of masked
					arrow cues},
  author={Heiko Reuss and Carsten Pohl and Andrea Kiesel and Wilfried Kunde},
  booktitle={Advances in cognitive psychology},
  year={2011}
}
Arrow cues and other overlearned spatial symbols automatically orient attention according to their spatial meaning. This renders them similar to exogenous cues that occur at stimulus location. Exogenous cues trigger shifts of attention even when they are presented subliminally. Here, we investigate to what extent the mechanisms underlying the orienting of attention by exogenous cues and by arrow cues are comparable by analyzing the effects of visible and masked arrow cues on attention. In… CONTINUE READING

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