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Flexibility in resizing attentional breadth: Asymmetrical versus symmetrical attentional contraction and expansion costs depends on context

Goodhew, Stephanie Catherine; Plummer, Ann S

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One of the core ways that attentional resources can be regulated is the breadth of attention: the tendency to concentrate one's attentional resources over a small region of space (i.e., "narrow scope"), or to spread them over a larger region of space (i.e., "broad scope"). It has long been understood that humans have a preference towards the broad or global level of processing. More recently, beyond any static preference, researchers have increasingly appreciated the importance of rapid...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019-05-10
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/162708
Source: Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
DOI: 10.1177/1747021819846831

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