Contingent capture of involuntary visual attention interferes with detection of auditory stimuli

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Kamke, Marc R.; Harris, Jill;
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Psychology, volume 5 (issn: 1664-1078, eissn: 1664-1078)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4040937, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00528
  • Subject: spatial attention | Psychology | auditory | bottleneck | Original Research Article | visual | contingent capture | selective attention
    mesheuropmc: genetic structures | behavioral disciplines and activities | psychological phenomena and processes

The involuntary capture of attention by salient visual stimuli can be influenced by the behavioral goals of an observer. For example, when searching for a target item, irrelevant items that possess the target-defining characteristic capture attention more strongly than ... View more
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