On the fate of distractor stimuli in rapid serial visual presentation.

@article{Dux2006OnTF,
  title={On the fate of distractor stimuli in rapid serial visual presentation.},
  author={Paul E. Dux and Veronika Coltheart and Irina M. Harris},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2006},
  volume={99 3},
  pages={355-82}
}
Observers demonstrate an impaired ability to report the second of two targets in a rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP) stream if it appears within 500 ms of the first target--a phenomenon known as the attentional blink. This study investigated the fate of stimuli in dual-target RSVP streams that do not require report--the distractors. In five experiments, observers viewed dual-target RSVP streams where the items flanking Target 1 either had the same identity (repeats) or a different… CONTINUE READING