TB9 P&C Lecture 2; Perception and Attention

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1. How do binocular rivalry tasks work?

  • People have a colour dominance in which colour is seen first, red or green. Can control which stimuli participant is consciously aware of using filters on each eye.
  • Because of scotomas resulting from lesions to the PVC, there is no awareness of visual stimuli in the lesioned location.
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2. Which task would you use to measure attentional maintaining?

  • Attentional blink
  • Visual feature pop-out
  • Target onset detection task
  • Emotional stroop task

3. Which of these do attentional blink task findings NOT suggest?

  • Low level perceptual processes can influence attentional blink
  • The amygdala is important for emotional word processing
  • High level semantic processes such as word recognition take place unconciously in a rapid sequence
  • The emotional content of unconscious words facilitates concious detection

4. Which task is used to demonstrate biasing effects of anxiety on perception?

  • Dot-probe task
  • Attentional Blink
  • Mood manipulation
  • Gabor patches

5. The emotion of a face can;

  • Only influence high-level semantic processes
  • Facilitate early visual processes e.g contrast sensitivity
  • Only affect other emotional stimuli
  • None of the above

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