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Selective target processing: perceptual load or distractor salience?

Abstract:

Perceptual load theory (Lavie, 1995) states that participants cannot engage in focused attention when shown displays containing a low perceptual load, because attentional resources are not exhausted, whereas in high-load displays attention is always focused, because attentional resources are exhausted. An alternative "salience" hypothesis holds that the salience of distractors and not perceptual load per se determines selective attention. Three experiments were conducted to investigate the in...

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10.3758/bf03193540

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford
Journal:
Perception and psychophysics
Volume:
67
Issue:
5
Pages:
876-885
Publication date:
2005-07-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1532-5962
ISSN:
0031-5117
URN:
uuid:3b9c915d-76a8-4cf1-a453-9bcf9f51cb61
Source identifiers:
421396
Local pid:
pubs:421396

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