Target integration and the attentional blink.

  title={Target integration and the attentional blink.},
  author={Elkan G. Aky{\"u}rek and Bernhard Hommel},
  journal={Acta psychologica},
  volume={119 3},
If people monitor a visual stimulus stream for targets they often miss the second (T2) if it appears soon after the first (T1)--the attentional blink. There is one exception: T2 is often not missed if it appears right after T1, i.e., at lag 1. This lag-1 sparing is commonly attributed to the possibility that T1 processing opens an attentional gate, which may be so sluggish that an early T2 can slip in before it closes. We investigated why the gate may close and exclude further stimuli from… CONTINUE READING