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. 76, No. 2, February

Adaptive Psychophysical Methods for Nonmonotonic Psychometric Functions
Published online: 7 November 2013© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2013Abstract Many psychophysical tasks in current use render nonmonotonic psychometric functions; these include the oddball task, the temporal generalization task, the binary synchrony judgment...
Analyzing Distances in a Frontal Plane
Published online: 15 November 2013© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2013Abstract In an exploration of the process whereby horizontal and vertical components are extracted from distances between pairs of points, participants made speeded absolute distance judgments-deciding...
Association and Dissociation between Detection and Discrimination of Objects of Expertise: Evidence from Visual Search
Published online: 12 December 2013© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2013Abstract Expertise in face recognition is characterized by high proficiency in distinguishing between individual faces. However, faces also enjoy an advantage at the early stage of basic-level...
Confinement Has No Effect on Visual Space Perception: The Results of the Mars-500 Experiment
Published online: 28 November 2013© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2013Abstract People confined to a closed space live in a visual environment that differs from a natural open-space environment in several respects. The view is restricted to no more than a...
Crossmodal Interactions in the Perception of Expressivity in Musical Performance
Published online: 15 November 2013# Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2013Abstract In musical performance, bodily gestures play an important role in communicating expressive intentions to audiences. Although previous studies have demonstrated that visual information...
Detecting Meaning in RSVP at 13 Ms per Picture
Published online: 28 December 2013© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2014Abstract The visual system is exquisitely adapted to the task of extracting conceptual information from visual input with every new eye fixation, three or four times a second. Here we...
Driving Forces in Free Visual Search: An Ethology
Published online: 3 January 2014© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2014Abstract Visual search typically involves sequences of eye movements under the constraints of a specific scene and specific goals. Visual search has been used as an experimental paradigm...
Early Top-Down Control over Saccadic Target Selection: Evidence from a Systematic Salience Difference Manipulation
Published online: 10 December 2013© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2013Abstract Previous research on the contribution of top-down control to saccadic target selection has suggested that eye movements, especially short-latency saccades, are primarily salience...
Effects of Memory Instruction on Attention and Information Processing: Further Investigation of Inhibition of Return in Item-Method Directed Forgetting
Published online: 27 November 2013© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2013Abstract In the item-method directed-forgetting paradigm, the magnitude of inhibition of return (IOR) is larger after an instruction to forget (F) than after an instruction to remember...
Estimating Averages from Distributions of Tone Durations
Published online: 22 November 2013# Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2013Abstract We examined whether estimating average duration was influenced by the distribution peak location. We presented participants with samples of various tone durations and then presented...
Gazing Behavior and Coordination during Piano Duo Performance
Published online: 30 October 2013# Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2013Abstract This study was designed to investigate the roles of gazing behavior during piano duo performance by highlighting coordination among performers. Experiment 1 was conducted under...
Gut Estimates: Pregnant Women Adapt to Changing Possibilities for Squeezing through Doorways
Published online: 14 December 2013# Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2013Abstract Possibilities for action depend on the fit between the body and the environment. Perceiving what actions are possible is challenging, because the body and the environment are...
Hand Mental Rotation Is Not Systematically Altered by Actual Body Position: Laterality Judgment versus Same-Different Comparison Tasks
Published online: 30 October 2013# Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2013Abstract It is commonly believed that during mental rotation of body parts, participants tend to imagine their own body part moving toward the stimulus, thus using an egocentric strategy....
How Do We Select Multiple Features? Transient Costs for Selecting Two Colors Rather Than One, Persistent Costs for Color-Location Conjunctions
Published online: 19 November 2013© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2013Abstract In a previous study Lo, Howard, & Holcombe (Vision Research 63:20- 33, 2012), selecting two colors did not induce a performance cost, relative to selecting one color. For...
Hybrid Search in the Temporal Domain: Evidence for Rapid, Serial Logarithmic Search through Memory
Published online: 17 December 2013© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2013Abstract In hybrid search, observers memorize a number of possible targets and then search for any of these in visual arrays of items. Wolfe (2012) has previously shown that the response...
News from the Field
Published online: 5 February 2014© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2014ATTENTIONAL CONTROLRelationships MatterBecker,S.I.,Folk,C.L.,&Remington,R.W.(2013). Attentional capture does not depend on feature similarity, but on target-nontarget relations. Psychological...
Perceptual Adaptation to Structure-from-Motion Depends on the Size of Adaptor and Probe Objects, but Not on the Similarity of Their Shapes
Published online: 1 November 2013# Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2013Abstract Perceptual adaptation destabilizes the phenomenal appearance of multistable visual displays. Prolonged dominance of a perceptual state fatigues the associated neural population,...
Recognizing Familiar Objects by Hand and Foot: Haptic Shape Perception Generalizes to Inputs from Unusual Locations and Untrained Body Parts
Published online: 6 November 2013# Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2013Abstract The limits of generalization of our 3-D shape rec- ognition system to identifying objects by touch was investi- gated by testing exploration at unusual locations and using untrained...
Reflexive Orienting in Response to Short- and Long-Duration Gaze Cues in Young, Young-Old, and Old-Old Adults
Published online: 30 October 2013© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2013Abstract Shifting visual focus on the basis of the perceived gaze direction of another person is one form of joint attention. In the present study, we investigated whether this socially...
Response Inhibition during Perceptual Decision Making in Humans and Macaques
Published online: 5 December 2013© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2013Abstract Response inhibition in stop signal tasks has been explained as the outcome of a race between GO and STOP processes (e.g., Logan, 1981). Response choice in two-alternative perceptual...
Searching the Same Display Twice: Properties of Short-Term Memory in Repeated Search
Published online: 4 December 2013© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2013Abstract Consecutive search for different targets in the same display is supported by a short-term memory mechanism: Distractors that have recently been inspected in the first search are...
Seeing Is Believing: Utilization of Subliminal Symbols Requires a Visible Relevant Context
Published online: 2 November 2013# Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2013Abstract Sensory input that is not available for conscious report can still affect our behavior. Recent findings suggest that such subliminal information has the potency to influence behavior...
The Role of Flicker and Abrupt Displacement in Attention Capture by Motion Onsets
Published online: 22 November 2013# Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2013Abstract Sunny and von Mühlenen (Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 18, 1050-1056, 2011) showed that an onset of motion captured attention only when the motion was jerky (refreshed at...
Time-Compressed Spoken Word Primes Crossmodally Enhance Processing of Semantically Congruent Visual Targets
Published online: 30 October 2013# Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2013Abstract Findings from three experiments support the conclusion that auditory primes facilitate the processing of related targets. In Experiments 1 and 2, we employed a crossmodal Stroop...
Trade-Offs in Visual Processing for Stimuli near the Hands
Published online: 13 November 2013© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2013Abstract It is known that stimuli near the hands receive preferential processing. In the present study, we explored changes in early vision near the hands. Participants were more sensitive...
Weightlifting Exercise and the Size-Weight Illusion
Published online: 5 December 2013© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2013Abstract In the size-weight illusion (SWI), large objects feel lighter than equally weighted small objects. In the present study, we investigated whether this powerful weight illusion could...
Where You Look Can Influence Haptic Object Recognition
Published online: 8 November 2013© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2013Abstract We investigated whether the relative position of objects and the body would influence haptic recognition. People felt objects on the right or left side of their body midline, using...
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