Prior-entry: a review.

  title={Prior-entry: a review.},
  author={Charles Spence and Cesare V. Parise},
  journal={Consciousness and cognition},
  volume={19 1},
The law of prior entry was one of E.B. Titchener's seven fundamental laws of attention. According to Titchener (1908, p. 251): "the object of attention comes to consciousness more quickly than the objects which we are not attending to." Although researchers have been studying prior entry for more than a century now, progress in understanding the effect has been hindered by the many methodological confounds present in early research. As a consequence, it is unclear whether the behavioral effects… CONTINUE READING