TB6 P&C Lecture 1; Models of attention

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1. According to Kahnemans capacity model, why does the dual task decrement arise?

  • Researcher bias
  • Task interference
  • The task requires more resources than currently available
  • Practice effects
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2. What is the difference between the early filter model and the filter attenuation model?

  • "The attended message is eradicated and the unattended message takes its place"
  • Although the unattended message is not fully analysed for meaning, small familiar info (e.g names) can get through to deep analysis
  • Although the unattended message is fully analysed for meaning, small familiar info (e.g names) can get through to deep analysis

3. Which concept did Rabbitts (1964,1967) letter search task support?

  • Channel switching
  • Pigeon holing
  • Categorising
  • Filtering

4. What the main finding from Cherrys (1953) shadowing experiment?

  • Very little is picked up from the unattended channel; only general physical characteristics without semantic analysis
  • A lot of information can be accessed from the unattended channel including age, tone of voice and other semantic factors
  • Pps could recognise their name in the unattended channel
  • Pps could tell if the unattended channel was in German or Dutch

5. What is inattentional blindness?

  • Failure to accurately switch between modalities in high load scenes
  • Failure to see highly visible objects even though we are looking at them
  • Failure to detect changes in the immediate visual scene
  • Failure to accurately switch between modalities in low load scenes

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