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Tag: Attentional Blink

Decision-making training reduces the attentional blink

Published in: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Volume 44, Issue 2, 195-205 Abstract “Practice or training on a particular task often yields gains for the trained task; however, the extent to which these benefits generalize to other stimuli/tasks is contentious. It has been suggested that behavioral decision-making/response selection training may enhance temporal visual attention, as measured using the attentional blink (AB) paradigm. Here, we show that AB can indeed be reduced through response selection training, which requires repeatedly performing a speeded decision-making task. Training gains garnered by this approach transferred to distinct AB measures, but not to unrelated… Read More

Alpha, beta: The rhythm of the attentional blink

Published in: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, Volume 24, Issue 6, December 2017, 1862-1869 Abstract “Extant theories of the attentional blink propose that the most critical factor in determining second target accuracy is the time that elapses between the first and second targets. We report that this conclusion has overlooked an equally important determinant, namely, the frequency of the entraining stream in which these targets are embedded. Specifically, we show in two experiments that the signature of the attentional blink—second target accuracy that increases with intertarget lag—is significantly larger for entraining streams that are in the alpha-beta frequency range, relative to streams… Read More