Attention, Perception and Psychophysics

Attention, Perception and Psychophysics is a journal covering sensory processes, perception, and psychophysics. Since it was founded in 1966 it is printed eight times a year in January, February, April, May, July, August, October, and November. The journal is published by Psychonomic Society.Subjects in Attention, Perception and Psychophysics include: Psychology and Psychiatry.

Articles from Vol. 71, No. 5, July

Attentional Capture Is Contingent on the Interaction between Task Demand and Stimulus Salience
The aim of this research was to investigate the potential impacts of task demand and stimulus salience on the stimulus-driven attentional capture effect. The participants performed an inefficient visual search task while an irrelevant luminance singleton...
Bringing Saccade Attractors into Focus
GAZE TRACKINGKienzle et al. (2009). Center-surround patterns emerge as optimal predictors for human saccade targets. J Vis, 9, 7. Available at http://journalofvision.org/9/5/7.Psychophysical methods are getting more and more subtle and powerful. Springboarding...
Distance Estimation in Vista Space
Although distance estimation has been extensively studied in the laboratory, our ability to judge large distances in the field is not well researched. We challenge the notion that large distances are uniformly underestimated. We presented different targets...
Emotional Arousal Interacts with Depth Perception
DEPTH PERCEPTIONStefanucci & Storbeck (2009). Don't look down: Emotional arousal elevates height perception. JEP:G, 138, 131.Emotional arousal is known to influence a wide variety of higherlevel cognitive functions, such as attention, memory, judgment,...
Estimating Distance in Real and Virtual Environments: Does Order Make a Difference?
In this investigation, we examined how the order in which people experience real and virtual environments influences their distance estimates. Participants made two sets of distance estimates in one of the following conditions: (1) real environment first,...
Gaze Behavior in Face Comparison: The Roles of Sex, Task, and Symmetry
Knowing where people look on a face provides an objective insight into the information entering the visual system and into cognitive processes involved in face perception. In the present study, we recorded eye movements of human participants while they...
"I Have't in My Nose Too"
OLFACTIONRiviere et al. (in press). Formyl peptide receptor-like proteins are a novel family of vomeronasal chemosensors. Nature.In Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, the question of one character's sanity arises. Another character suggests that they should...
Interactions between Endogenous and Exogenous Attention during Vigilance
The ability to remain vigilant over long periods of time is critical for many everyday tasks, but controlled studies of visual sustained attention show that performance declines over time when observers are required to respond to rare stimulus events...
Maintaining Fixation . . . with Practice
EXPERIMENTAL CONTROLGuzman-Martinez et al. (2009). Rapid eye-f ixation training without eyetracking. PB&R, 16, 491.Experiments on attention and psychophysics often require observers to maintain fixation to ensure that the results are due to covert...
Mechanisms of Priming of Pop-Out: Stored Representations or Feature-Gain Modulations?
Previous research has shown that repetition of a task-relevant attention-capturing feature facilitates pop-out search. This priming of pop-out effect is due to some residual memory from recent trials. We explore two possible mechanisms of priming of...
Opposite Haptic and Visual Induction Effects Observed with Titchener's [Perpendicular]
Nineteen psychology undergraduates were requested to "grasp" the lines of a computer image of Titchener's [perpendicular] with a thumb and index finger pincer grip immediately after the line to be grasped had been indicated and the whole figure extinguished....
Perceptuomotor Compatibility Effects in Speech
Kerzel and Bekkering (2000) found perceptuomotor compatibility effects between spoken syllables and visible speech gestures and interpreted them as evidence in favor of the distinctive claim of the motor theory of speech perception that the motor system...
Priming of Luminance-Defined Motion Direction in Visual Search
Features that we have recently attended to strongly influence how we allocate visual attention across a subsequently viewed visual scene. Here, we investigate the characteristics of any such repetition effects during visual search for Gabor patch targets...
Revisiting the Role of Probe Distractors in Negative Priming: Location Negative Priming Is Observed When Probe Distractors Are Consistently Absent
Negative priming (NP) refers to the delayed response to a probe target that was previously a prime distractor. One peculiar problem in NP literature is the observation that the manifestation of identity NP is contingent on the presence and type of probe...
Space, Object, and Task Selection
Within the field of selective attention, two separate literatures have developed, one examining the effect of selection of objects and another examining the effect of selection of features. The present study bridged these two traditions by examining...
Spatial Cuing Does Not Affect the Magnitude of the Attentional Blink
Identification of the second of two targets is impaired when the second target is presented less than about 500 msec after the first. Nieuwenstein, Chun, van der Lubbe, and Hooge (2005, Experiment 4) reported that the magnitude of this attentional blink...
Stereoscopic Depth and the Occlusion Illusion
In the occlusion illusion, the visible portion of a partly occluded object appears larger than a physically identical nonoccluded region. Stereoscopic displays allowed for a direct test of the apparent-distance hypothesis. In Experiments 1A and 1B, we...
Temperature Perception on the Hand during Static versus Dynamic Contact with a Surface
Innocuous cooling or heating of the forearm can evoke nociceptive sensations, such as burning, stinging, and pricking (low-threshold thermal nociception, LTN), that are inhibited by dynamic contact. In the present study, I investigated whether LTN can...
The Effect of Stimulus Delivery Technique on Perceived Intensity Functions for Taste Stimuli: Implications for fMRI Studies
Classic psychophysical studies have provided significant information on the psychophysical functions for taste stimuli. With the advent of fMRI, studies are being conducted that provide insight into central processing of gustation in humans. However,...
The Role of F^sub 0^ and Formant Frequencies in Distinguishing the Voices of Men and Women
The purpose of the present study was to determine the contributions of fundamental frequency (f^sub 0^) and formants in cuing the distinction between men's and women's voices. A source-filter synthesizer was used to create four versions of 25 sentences...
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