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The role of perceptual load in negative priming.

Abstract:

Negative priming (NP) effects from irrelevant distractors were assessed as a function of perceptual load in the processing of prime targets. Participants searched for a target letter among a varying number of nontarget letters in the center of the display and ignored an irrelevant peripheral distractor. NP from this distractor was found to depend on the relevant search set size, decreasing as this set size was increased. The authors conclude that exhausting attention in relevant processing re...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford
Journal:
Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance
Volume:
26
Issue:
3
Pages:
1038-1052
Publication date:
2000-06-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1939-1277
ISSN:
0096-1523
URN:
uuid:1cfb3c21-2d49-4746-97dd-3dc137cf3d21
Source identifiers:
421443
Local pid:
pubs:421443

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