Involuntary attention and identification accuracy.

  title={Involuntary attention and identification accuracy.},
  author={William Prinzmetal and Sam Sik Park and Rosalie Garrett},
  journal={Perception & psychophysics},
  volume={67 8},
Using the spatial cuing paradigm, Prinzmetal, McCool, and Park (2005) made the distinction between voluntary and involuntary attention. They claimed that although accuracy was affected by an informative spatial cue (which controls voluntary attention), it was not affected by a noninformative cue (which controls involuntary attention). We reevaluate two reports that assert that noninformative spatial cues affect accuracy. Dufour (1999) reported that a noninformative auditory cue enhanced visual… CONTINUE READING
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