When sustained attention impairs perception

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Virtually all behavioral and neurophysiological studies have shown that sustained (endogenous, conceptually driven) attention enhances perception. But can this enhancement be held indefinitely? We assessed the time course of attention's effects on contrast sensitivity, reasoning that if attention does indeed boost stimulus strength, the strengthened… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nn1761

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@article{Ling2006WhenSA, title={When sustained attention impairs perception}, author={Sam Teek Ling and Marisa Carrasco}, journal={Nature Neuroscience}, year={2006}, volume={9}, pages={1243-1245} }