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. 8, November

Additional-Singleton Interference in Efficient Visual Search: A Common Salience Route for Detection and Compound Tasks
In efficient search for feature singleton targets, additional singletons (ASs) defined in a nontarget dimension are frequently found to interfere with performance. All search tasks that are processed via a spatial saliency map of the display would be...
A Heuristic Model of Sensory Adaptation
Adaptation is a universal process in organisms as diverse as bacteria and humans, and across the various senses. This article proposes a simple, heuristic, mathematical model containing tonic and phasic processes. The model demonstrates properties not...
Asymmetric Processing of Lexical Tonal Contrast in Swedish
Languages such as Swedish use suprasegmental information such as tone, over and above segments, to mark lexical contrast. Theories differ with respect to the abstractness and specification of tone in the mental lexicon. In a forced choice task, we tested...
Counting Visual and Tactile Events: The Effect of Attention on Multisensory Integration
Irrelevant events in one sensory modality can influence the number of events that are perceived in another modality. Previously, the underlying process of sensory integration was studied in conditions in which participants knew a priori which sensory...
Detection of Spatial Cues in Linear and Logarithmic Frequency-Modulated Sweeps
Frequency- and amplitude-modulated (FM and AM) sounds are the building blocks of complex sounds. In the present study, we investigated the ability of human observers to process spatial information in an important class of FM sounds: broadband directional...
Determinants of the Benefit for Consistent Spatial Mappings in Dual-Task Performance of Three-Choice Tasks
Performance of pairs of three-choice tasks shows a consistency benefit for which reaction times are shorter when the stimulus-response mappings for each task are consistent (both corresponding or both mirrored) than when they are inconsistent. In the...
Dual-Task Interference in Visual Working Memory: A Limitation in Storage Capacity but Not in Encoding or Retrieval
The concurrent maintenance of two visual working memory (VWM) arrays can lead to profound interference. It is unclear, however, whether these costs arise from limitations in VWM storage capacity (Fougnie & Marois, 2006) or from interference between...
Effects of Gaze on Vection from Jittering, Oscillating, and Purely Radial Optic Flow
In this study, we examined the effects of different gaze types (stationary fixation, directed looking, or gaze shifting) and gaze eccentricities (central or peripheral) on the vection induced by jittering, oscillating, and purely radial optic flow. Contrary...
Evidence of Stochastic Resonance in an Auditory Discrimination Task May Reflect Response Bias
Stochastic resonance is a mechanism that improves the detection of weak periodic signals when an optimal level of background noise is present. This counterintuitive concept is thought to involve a cooperative effect that arises out of a physical coupling...
Fizzy Buds
TASTE PERCEPTIONCHANDRASHEKAR ET AL. (2009). The taste of carbonation. Science, 326, 443.When people are thirsty, they often reach for a soft drink to quench their thirst. We like the taste of soft drinks, and soft drink companies spend billions of dollars...
Hiding and Finding: The Relationship between Visual Concealment and Visual Search
As an initial step toward developing a theory of visual concealment, we assessed whether people would use factors known to influence visual search difficulty when the degree of concealment of objects among distractors was varied. In Experiment 1, participants...
How Mechanical Context and Feedback Jointly Determine the Use of Mechanical Variables in Length Perception by Dynamic Touch
Earlier studies have revealed that both mechanical context and feedback determine what mechanical invariant is used to perceive length by dynamic touch. In the present article, the authors examined how these two factors jointly constrain the informational...
Independence and Separability in the Perception of Complex Nonspeech Sounds
All sounds are multidimensional, yet the relationships among auditory dimensions have been studied only infrequently. General recognition theory (GRT; Ashby & Townsend, 1986) is a multidimensional generalization of signal detection theory and, as...
"One Moment, Let Me Just Get This Text . . ."
COGNITIVE CONTROLOPHIR ET AL. (2009). Cognitive control in media multitaskers. PNAS, 106, 15583.Recent technologies allow users to be online at all times through monitoring their phones, text messages, e-mails, and Web sites, often simultaneously. Ophir...
Perceiving Surface Properties
VISUAL PERCEPTIONANDERSON & KIM (2009). J Vis, 9(11), Art. 10.Human vision is able to make subtle judgments about natural surfaces. For example, we easily judge whether a rock face is likely to hold our boot without slipping as we hike, or whether...
Perceptual Asymmetries Are Preserved in Short-Term Memory Tasks
Visual performance is heterogeneous at isoeccentric locations; it is better on the horizontal than on the vertical meridian and worse at the upper than at the lower region of the vertical meridian (Carrasco, Talgar, & Cameron, 2001; Talgar &...
Pitch Perception
This article is a review of the psychophysical study of pitch perception. The history of the study of pitch has seen a continual competition between spectral and temporal theories of pitch perception. The pitch of complex stimuli is likely based on the...
Redundancy Effects of a Moving Distractor Generated by Alerting and Orienting
Redundancy effects refer to improvement of performance in response to irrelevant stimulation, or distractors. Previously described redundancy effects have mainly been associated with relatively high-level perception. The present study examines whether...
Self-Training of Dynamic Touch: Striking Improves Judgment by Wielding
In traditional theories of perceptual learning, sensory modalities support one another. A good example comes from research on dynamic touch, the wielding of an unseen object to perceive its properties. Wielding provides the haptic system with mechanical...
Subjective Aspects of Cognitive Control at Different Stages of Processing
Although research on cognitive control has addressed the effects that different forms of cognitive interference have on behavior and the activities of certain brain regions, until recently, the effects of interference on subjective experience have not...
The Attentional Blink: A Review of Data and Theory
Under conditions of rapid serial visual presentation, subjects display a reduced ability to report the second of two targets (Target 2; T2) in a stream of distractors if it appears within 200-500 msec of Target 1 (T1). This effect, known as the attentional...
The "Beam of Darkness": Spreading of the Attentional Blink within and between Objects
When two targets (T1 and T2) are inserted into a rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP) stream of nontargets, observers are impaired at identifying T2 when it is presented within half a second after T1. This transient drop in performance, or attentional...
The Detection of Feature Singletons Defined in Two Dimensions Is Based on Salience Summation, Rather Than on Serial Exhaustive or Interactive Race Architectures
Influential models of visual search assume that dimension-specific feature contrast signals are summed into a master saliency map in a coactive fashion. The main source of evidence for coactivation models, and against parallel race models, is violations...
The Locus of Crowding Effects
VISUAL PROCESSINGCHAKRAVARTHI & CAVANAGH (2009). Recovery of a crowded object by masking the flankers: Determining the locus of feature integration. J Vis, 9(10), Art. 4.Where in the brain, in the course of visual processing, are local features put...
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