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Paying attention to meaning

Barnard, P.J., Scott, S., Taylor, J., May, J. and Knightley, W. (2004) Paying attention to meaning. Psychological Science, 15 (3). pp. 179-186. ISSN 0956-7976


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Several paradigms show that responses to one event compromise responses to a second event for around 500 ms. Such effects are generally attributed to attentional capacity limitations associated with processing information in the first event. In a task in which targets could be distinguished only by their meaning, we varied the semantic relationship between distractors and targets following at different lags. Semantic relatedness alone produced a classic attentional blink. We conclude by discussing how attention theory might best accommodate these new effects.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright © 2004 American Psychological Society. This is an electronic version of an article published in Psychological Science: complete citation information for the final version of the paper, as published in the print edition of Psychological Science, is available on the Blackwell Synergy online delivery service, accessible via the journal's website at www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0956-7976 or www.blackwell-synergy.com
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Science (Sheffield) > Department of Psychology (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2005
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2014 15:16
Published Version: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref...
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1111/j.0956-7976.2004.01503006.x
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/511

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