Multi-modal distraction: Insights from children’s limited attention

@article{Matusz2015MultimodalDI,
  title={Multi-modal distraction: Insights from children’s limited attention},
  author={Pawel J. Matusz and Hannah J. Broadbent and Jessica Ferrari and Benjamin Forrest and Rebecca Merkley and Gaia Scerif},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2015},
  volume={136},
  pages={156-165}
}
How does the multi-sensory nature of stimuli influence information processing? Cognitive systems with limited selective attention can elucidate these processes. Six-year-olds, 11-year-olds and 20-year-olds engaged in a visual search task that required them to detect a pre-defined coloured shape under conditions of low or high visual perceptual load. On each trial, a peripheral distractor that could be either compatible or incompatible with the current target colour was presented either visually… Expand
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