Unique sudden onsets capture attention even when observers are in feature-search mode.

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Two sources of attentional capture have been proposed: stimulus-driven (exogenous) and goal-oriented (endogenous). A resolution between these modes of capture has not been straightforward. Even such a clearly exogenous event as the sudden onset of a stimulus can be said to capture attention endogenously if observers operate in singleton-detection mode… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00426-011-0329-4

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@article{Spalek2012UniqueSO, title={Unique sudden onsets capture attention even when observers are in feature-search mode.}, author={Thomas M. Spalek and Matthew R. Yanko and Paola Poiese and Hayley E P Lagroix}, journal={Psychological research}, year={2012}, volume={76 1}, pages={8-19} }