Four-dot masking produces the attentional blink

@article{DellAcqua2003FourdotMP,
  title={Four-dot masking produces the attentional blink},
  author={Roberto Dell’Acqua and Angelo Pascali and Pierre Jolicoeur and Paola Sessa},
  journal={Vision Research},
  year={2003},
  volume={43},
  pages={1907-1913}
}
When two target stimuli (T1 and T2) are presented sequentially within half a second of each other, identification accuracy is often poor for T2. This phenomenon, known as attentional blink (AB), can be observed generally only if the stimulus terminating the presentation of T2 acts as an interruption mask. Recent evidence suggests that even four small dots surrounding a target item can exert masking effects, provided the target onset occurs at an unattended spatial location. In order to test… CONTINUE READING

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