Visual Selective Attention

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What does Posner's (1980) cueing paradigm suggest?
Target detection is fastest when it is presented at the cued location
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What does a valid cue do in the cueing paradigm (Posner, 1980)?
Indicates the location a target will appear in
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What does an invalid cue do in the cueing paradigm (Posner, 1980)?
Indicates a location where the target will not appear
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The slowing of responses on invalid trials in the cueing paradigm (Posner, 1980) was attributed to a three-part process.
Disengaging attention, moving attention to the true location, engaging attention at the new location
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What does the zoom lens model of visual attention suggest?
The window of attention can be increased and decreased with task demands
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What does the spotlight model of visual attention suggest?
Attention enhances the efficiency of detection of events within its beam
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What does the multiple spotlight model of visual attention suggest?
Can conserve cognitive resources by avoiding attending to irrelevant regions of visual space
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What were participants asked to categorise in LaBerge's (1983) focused condition?
Middle letter of the word
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What were participants asked to categorise in LaBerge's (1983) unfocused condition?
The whole word
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How did LaBerge's (1983) study show that the attentional 'spotlight' does appear to zoom in and out?
Reaction times were quicker in the unfocused condition
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What does a valid cue do in the cueing paradigm (Posner, 1980)?

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Indicates the location a target will appear in

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What does an invalid cue do in the cueing paradigm (Posner, 1980)?

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The slowing of responses on invalid trials in the cueing paradigm (Posner, 1980) was attributed to a three-part process.

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What does the zoom lens model of visual attention suggest?

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