The perceptual consequences of the attentional bias: evidence for distractor removal

@article{Niemeier2008ThePC,
  title={The perceptual consequences of the attentional bias: evidence for distractor removal},
  author={Matthias Niemeier and Vaughan V. W. Singh and Matthew Keough and Nadine Akbar},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={189},
  pages={411-420}
}
A fundamental question of attentional research concerns the perceptual consequences of attention. Spatial attention can enhance stimuli within the focus of attention relative to stimuli outside; or attention can remove the influence of distracting stimuli and other forms of external noise inside the focus of attention. It is known that both strategies apply depending on how attention is cued to a location in space. Here we asked which strategy applies in an uncued situation in which people show… CONTINUE READING
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