Zooming in on the cause of the perceptual load effect in the go/no-go paradigm.

@article{Chen2016ZoomingIO,
  title={Zooming in on the cause of the perceptual load effect in the go/no-go paradigm.},
  author={Zhe Chen and Kyle R. Cave},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance},
  year={2016},
  volume={42 8},
  pages={1072-87}
}
Perceptual load theory (Lavie, 2005) claims that attentional capacity that is not used for the current task is allocated to irrelevant distractors. It predicts that if the attentional demands of the current task are high, distractor interference will be low. One particularly powerful demonstration of perceptual load effects on distractor processing relies on a go/no-go cue that is interpreted by either simple feature detection or feature conjunction (Lavie, 1995). However, a possible… CONTINUE READING