The effects of transient attention on spatial resolution and the size of the attentional cue.

@article{Yeshurun2008TheEO,
  title={The effects of transient attention on spatial resolution and the size of the attentional cue.},
  author={Yaffa Yeshurun and Marisa Carrasco},
  journal={Perception & psychophysics},
  year={2008},
  volume={70 1},
  pages={104-13}
}
It has been shown that transient attention enhances spatial resolution, but is the effect of transient attention on spatial resolution modulated by the size of the attentional cue? Would a gradual increase in the size of the cue lead to a gradual decrement in spatial resolution? To test these hypotheses, we used a texture segmentation task in which performance depends on spatial resolution, and systematically manipulated the size of the attentional cue: A bar of different lengths (Experiment 1… CONTINUE READING