White bear everywhere: exploring the boundaries of the attentional white bear phenomenon.

Abstract

Some failures of selective attention may be explained by the attentional white bear (AWB) phenomenon Tsal & Makovski (Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance 32:351-363, 2006), which indicates that prior knowledge of a distractor location causes attention to be actively allocated to it. The AWB effect is demonstrated in a task… (More)
DOI: 10.3758/s13414-012-0275-2

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@article{Lahav2012WhiteBE, title={White bear everywhere: exploring the boundaries of the attentional white bear phenomenon.}, author={Aya Lahav and Tal Makovski and Yehoshua Tsal}, journal={Attention, perception & psychophysics}, year={2012}, volume={74 4}, pages={661-73} }