Preparatory attention: experiment and theory.

  title={Preparatory attention: experiment and theory.},
  author={David LaBerge and Laurent Auclair and Eric Si{\'e}roff},
  journal={Consciousness and cognition},
  volume={9 3},
This study investigated attention to a spatial location using a new spatial preparation task. Participants responded to a target dot presented in the center of a display and ignored a distractor dot presented to the right or left of the center. In an attempt to vary the level of preparatory attention directed to the target, the distractor dot was presented prior to the onset time of the target and the relative frequency of distractor dots to target dots within a block of trials was varied. The… CONTINUE READING