The effect of pre-cueing on spatial attention across perception and action

Moran M. Israel*, Pierre Jolicoeur, Asher Cohen

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

It is well established that processes of perception and action interact. A key question concerns the role of attention in the interaction between perception-action processes. We tested the hypothesis that spatial attention is shared by perception and action. We created a dual-task paradigm: In one task, spatial information is relevant for perception (spatial-input task) but not for action, and in a second task, spatial information is relevant for action (spatial-output task) but not for perception. We used endogenous pre-cueing, with two between-subjects conditions: In one condition the cue was predictive only for the target location in the spatial-input task; in a second condition the cue was predictive only for the location of the response in the spatial-output task. In both conditions, the cueing equally affected both tasks, regardless of the information conveyed by the cue. This finding directly supports the shared input-output attention hypothesis.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1840-1846
Number of pages7
JournalPsychonomic Bulletin and Review
Volume25
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2018

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017, Psychonomic Society, Inc.

Keywords

  • Action
  • Endogenous attention
  • Perception
  • Pre-cueing
  • Spatial attention

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'The effect of pre-cueing on spatial attention across perception and action'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this