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The prioritization of feature singletons in the change detection paradigm

Cole, GG and Kuhn, G and Heywood, CA and Kentridge, RW (2009) 'The prioritization of feature singletons in the change detection paradigm.' Experimental Psychology, 56 (2). 134 - 146. ISSN 1618-3169

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Abstract

Six experiments are reported investigating whether a discontinuity in colour can accrue attentional priority. In addition to a standard visual search paradigm, we examined the degree to which colour singletons and nonsingletons are susceptible to change blindness. Results showed that changes occurring at colour singletons were relatively more resistant to change blindness. Although suggestive of bottom-up marshalling of attention, no prioritization of the singleton occurred when the most stringent test of stimulus-driven attentional attraction was employed, that is. what attending to the singleton was detrimental to the task. We conclude that a discontinuity in colour will attract attention unless an attentional set is contrary to singletons. © 2009 Hogrefe & Huber Publishers.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2011 15:47
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 18:16
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/1211

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