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The functional consequences of social distraction: Attention and memory for complex scenes

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Cognitive scientists have long proposed that social stimuli attract visual attention even when task irrelevant, but the consequences of this privileged status for memory are unknown. To address this, we combined computational approaches, eye-tracking methodology, and individual-differences measures. Participants searched for targets in scenes containing social or non-social distracters equated for low-level visual salience. Subsequent memory precision for target locations was tested. Individu...

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10.1016/j.cognition.2016.10.015

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University of Oxford
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MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Doherty, B
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Scerif, G
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Scholar Award
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Elsevier Publisher's website
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Cognition Journal website
Volume:
158
Pages:
215-223
Publication date:
2016-11-12
Acceptance date:
2016-10-26
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1873-7838
ISSN:
0010-0277
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655522
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2016-10-27

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