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The effects of fixation, attention, and report on the frequency and duration of visual disappearances

Harnad, Stevan (1969) The effects of fixation, attention, and report on the frequency and duration of visual disappearances McGill University, Psychology, Masters Thesis .

Record type: Thesis (Masters)

Abstract

Subjects viewed steadily two luminous dots with various instructions as to where to fixate and attend, and what disappearances to report. An analysis of the results showed that the frequency and duration of disappearances was significantly influenced by fixation,attention, and report. A control indicated that the attention effect was not simply due to missing unattended events. It was suggested that these uncontrolled factors might have confounded some of the visual disappearance research results and that attention might be the primary determinant of the meaningful perceptual unit effect.

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Accepted/In Press date: April 1969
Additional Information: Commentary On: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/334/6057/829
Keywords: attention, perception, vision, stabilized images, fatigue, fixation, report, consciousness, awareness, activation
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 272993
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/272993
PURE UUID: e29b6df3-2e20-40cf-86b6-ed7eba17838f

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Date deposited: 10 Nov 2011 23:33
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:18

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Author: Stevan Harnad

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