Processing visual information in an unattended location

Richard M. ShifYrin, David Diller, Asher Cohen

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what is the nature of processing of information from one visual location when attention is directed to some other visual location / flanker studies (and related studies in which the target is in a cued position in a circle of letters, flanked by letters varying in comparability . . . ) provide perhaps the major line of evidence for mandatory, automatic processing of information from locations other than those to which attention is directed
used a paradigm in which a discrimination of X from O was required (with distractors, E, F, and H) / the simplicity of the required X–O discrimination prevents the drawing of conclusions about the depth of any processing that is found / carried out a number of variants of [this] paradigm in which the 1st cue occurred 185 ms in advance of the prime display, the prime display was presented for 150 ms, and the 2nd cue occurred immediately thereafter, with the onset of the target display / report results from related studies, with the same stimuli and timing, but using only one cue
experiment 1: priming from information presented to an unattended location—response time measures / experiment 2: priming from information presented to an unattended location—accuracy measures (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationConverging operations in the study of visual selective attention
EditorsArthur F. Kramer , Coles Michael G. H., Gordon D. Logan
PublisherAmerican Psychological Association
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)1557983291
StatePublished - 1996


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