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A critical review of the cognitive and perceptual factors influencing attentional scaling and visual processing

Lawrence, Rebecca; Edwards, Mark; Talipski, Louisa; Goodhew, Stephanie Catherine


An important mechanism used to selectively process relevant information in the environment is spatial attention. One fundamental way in which spatial attention is deployed is attentional scaling: the process of focusing attentional resources either narrowly or broadly across the visual field. Although early empirical work suggested that narrowing attention improves all aspects of visual processing, recent studies have demonstrated that narrowing attention can also have no effect or even a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020-01-06
Type: Journal article
Source: Psychonomic Bulletin and Review
DOI: 10.3758/s13423-019-01692-9
Access Rights: Open Access


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