The effects of occlusion and past experience on the allocation of object-based attention.

  title={The effects of occlusion and past experience on the allocation of object-based attention.},
  author={Jay Pratt and Allison B. Sekuler},
  journal={Psychonomic bulletin & review},
  volume={8 4},
There is considerable evidence indicating that cuing a specific portion of an object results in the entire object's being attended to. In the present study, we examined whether previous experience with an object could halt perceptual (i.e., amodal) completion. In Experiment 1, two parallel rectangles were initially displayed, and then the middle portions of these objects were occluded. Attentional cuing effects were found for both discrete portions of the completed rectangles. In the final two… CONTINUE READING

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