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Visual selective attention: the effect of stimulus onset, perceptual load, and working memory demand on distractor interference

Kotsopoulos, Eleftheria (2009) Visual selective attention: the effect of stimulus onset, perceptual load, and working memory demand on distractor interference. Other Degree thesis, Victoria University.

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Abstract

Humans are capable of selecting information that is goal-relevant. Irrelevant (distractor) information, however, typically is not filtered completely and impacts on responses to the goal. Recent theories of selective attention indicate that distractor interference is determined by the perceptual load of a visual display and the availability of cognitive control mechanisms (working memory load). It is unclear however, which mechanisms assist efficient selective attention and how irrelevant distracting information is rejected. Using a go/no-go visual attention task (Experiment 1) and a visual search task (Experiment 2), this series of experiments examined distractor processing in visual selective attention.

Item Type: Thesis (Other Degree thesis)
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Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology)

Uncontrolled Keywords: memory, visual display, selective attention, stimulus, perceptual load, distractions
Subjects: RFCD Classification > 380000 Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Depositing User: Ms Lyn Wade
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2009 04:29
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:41
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15212
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