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Objects but not concepts modulate the size of the attended region

Goodhew, Stephanie C; Edwards, Mark

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Here we investigated the types of stimuli that modulate the size of the attentional spotlight. In particular, it has been previously shown that conceptual cues that either directly refer to or are semantically related to particular spatial locations can shift attention to that location (known as "conceptual cueing"). For example, reading the word sun or joy can shift attention upward whereas the word boot or hostile can shift attention downward. Here, therefore, we tested whether words could...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016-05-17
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/108953
Source: Quarterly journal of experimental psychology
DOI: 10.1080/17470218.2016.1183687

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