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Action-related objects influence the distribution of visuospatial attention.

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Previous studies have shown that attention is drawn to the location of manipulable objects and is distributed across pairs of objects that are positioned for action. Here, we investigate whether central, action-related objects can cue attention to peripheral targets. Experiment 1 compared the effect of uninformative arrow and object cues on a letter discrimination task. Arrow cues led to spatial-cueing benefits across a range of stimulus onset asynchronies (SOAs: 0 ms, 120 ms, 400 ms), but ob...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Journal:
Quarterly journal of experimental psychology (2006)
Volume:
64
Issue:
4
Pages:
669-688
Publication date:
2011-04-05
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EISSN:
1747-0226
ISSN:
1747-0218
URN:
uuid:06ffeb55-9e73-4666-9ff1-45346957bf42
Source identifiers:
311543
Local pid:
pubs:311543

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