Perseveration in attention: Inhibitory feature-based attentional sets automatically carry over to novel task contexts

Jeff Moher, Balaji M. Lakshmanan, Howard E. Egeth, Joshua B. Ewen

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Abstract

The question of how subjects manage to ignore irrelevant information has recently been a topic of keen interest. Previous research examined whether display-wide feature-based attention is accomplished by the enhancement of relevant features or the inhibition of irrelevant features. ERP data indicated that inhibition of irrelevant distractor features is the main component of the observed attentional effect. In the present study behavioral data confirms that the effect is inhibitory, and that such inhibition can carryover from one task to another.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 46th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2012
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 12 2012
Event2012 46th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2012 - Princeton, NJ, United States
Duration: Mar 21 2012Mar 23 2012

Publication series

Name2012 46th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2012

Other

Other2012 46th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2012
CountryUnited States
CityPrinceton, NJ
Period3/21/123/23/12

Keywords

  • attention
  • feature-based inhibition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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    Moher, J., Lakshmanan, B. M., Egeth, H. E., & Ewen, J. B. (2012). Perseveration in attention: Inhibitory feature-based attentional sets automatically carry over to novel task contexts. In 2012 46th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2012 [6310951] (2012 46th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2012). https://doi.org/10.1109/CISS.2012.6310951