The effect of a masked stimulus on the response to the masking stimulus

@article{Klotz1995TheEO,
  title={The effect of a masked stimulus on the response to the masking stimulus},
  author={Werner Klotz and Peter Wolff},
  journal={Psychological Research},
  year={1995},
  volume={58},
  pages={92-101}
}
Four experiments are reported in which the subjects had to respond to a target that masked a preceding prime via metacontrast masking. In one part of Experiment l, the subjects discriminated the target's shape (square or diamond) by a motor-choice reaction, and in another part they had to respond with a simple reaction. The prime was neutral (circular) with respect to the target's shape. The data showed a facilitation effect. In both tasks the reaction time was reduced by the masked prime… 
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