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Failure to identify the target does not prevent the attentional blink effect.

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The attentional blink has been attributed to capacity limitations at a central level of processing. We tested whether failure to identify the target would eliminate the blink. Two agnostic patients were presented with streams of letters, which they were able to identify, and streams of pictures, which they were unable to identify. The dual-task involved identification of a target and detection of a probe. With letters the duration of the blink was equivalent to that of the control subjects. A...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Neuroreport
Volume:
11
Issue:
12
Pages:
2775-2780
Publication date:
2000-08-01
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EISSN:
1473-558X
ISSN:
0959-4965
Source identifiers:
311784
Language:
English
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pubs:311784
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uuid:68c0c48d-3a74-4e4c-8d41-f6fdae3b2e9c
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pubs:311784
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2013-11-17

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