Ignoring famous faces: category-specific dilution of distractor interference.

@article{Jenkins2003IgnoringFF,
  title={Ignoring famous faces: category-specific dilution of distractor interference.},
  author={Rob Jenkins and Nilli Lavie and Jon Driver},
  journal={Perception & psychophysics},
  year={2003},
  volume={65 2},
  pages={298-309}
}
The extent to which famous distractor faces can be ignored was assessed in six experiments. Subjects categorized famous printed target names as those of pop stars or politicians, while attempting to ignore a flanking famous face distractor that could be congruent (e.g, a politician's name and face) or incongruent (e.g., a politician's name with a pop stars face). Congruency effects on reaction times indicated distractor intrusion. An additional, response-neutral flanker (neither pop star nor… CONTINUE READING

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