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Evidence for attentional processing in spatial localization

Adam, J.J. and Davelaar, Eddy J. and van der Gouw, A. and Willems, P. (2008) Evidence for attentional processing in spatial localization. Psychological Research 72 (4), pp. 433-442. ISSN 0340-0727.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00426-007-0126-2

Abstract

Using a dual-task methodology, this study examined the involvement of selective attention in spatial localization. Thirty participants located a single, briefly presented, peripheral target stimulus, appearing in one of 50 positions on either side of a central fixation point, with or without the requirement to identify a simultaneously presented central distractor stimulus. Results revealed a robust interference effect in localization performance at short target durations that depended on the number of the to-be-identified distractor items. This outcome provides convergent support for the role of the attentional system in spatial localization.

Item Type: Article
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2011 09:24
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:18
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/2358

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