publication . Article . 2009

Auditory and visual capture during focused visual attention

Koelewijn, T.; Bronkhorst, A.W.; Theeuwes, J.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Oct 2009
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
It is well known that auditory and visual onsets presented at a particular location can capture a person's visual attention. However, the question of whether such attentional capture disappears when attention is focused endogenously beforehand has not yet been answered. Moreover, previous studies have not differentiated between capture by onsets presented at a nontarget (invalid) location and possible performance benefits occurring when the target location is (validly) cued. In this study, the authors modulated the degree of attentional focus by presenting endogenous cues with varying reliability and by displaying placeholders indicating the precise areas where ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Acoustics and Audiology, Cross-modal, Attentional capture, Enhanced processing, Exogenous, Endogenous, Social Impact of ICT, Information Society, Experimental and Cognitive Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience
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