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Affordances of tools and their action counterparts enhance attentional dynamics as measured by the attentional blink 1 edition

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Maha Adamo

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Affordances of tools and their action counterparts enhance attentional dynamics as measured by the attentional blink.

Published 2006 .
Written in English.

About the Book

Under conditions of high attentional demand, such as the processing of two visual targets presented in rapid sequence, normal individuals display particular decrements in processing known as the attentional blink (AB). The aim of the current study was to determine whether action-relations can result in enhanced perception, seen as a reduction in the AB. In a rapid serial visual presentation of pictures of objects, the first target (T1) was always a tool and the second target (T2) either could be acted upon by that tool (ACT trials) or not (NON trials). When participants were required to respond to both T1 and T2, an attentional blink resulted for ACT and NON T2s; importantly, the blink for ACT T2s was significantly diminished compared to that of NON T2s, demonstrating enhanced attentional processing for objects that can be engaged in an action relationship with a tool that has been successfully attended and identified.

Edition Notes

Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 44-06, page: 3009.

Thesis (M.A.)--University of Toronto, 2006.

Electronic version licensed for access by U. of T. users.

ROBARTS MICROTEXT copy on microfiche.

The Physical Object

Pagination
32 leaves.
Number of pages
32

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL19215959M
ISBN 13
9780494163924

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