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Pre-cues’ elevation of sensitivity is not only pre-attentive, but largely monocular

Solomon, J. A. ORCID: 0000-0001-9976-4788 and Morgan, M. J. (2018). Pre-cues’ elevation of sensitivity is not only pre-attentive, but largely monocular. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, doi: 10.3758/s13414-018-1564-1

Abstract

Visual sensitivity can be heightened in the vicinity of an appropriate pre-cue. Experiments with multiple, non-informative pre-cues suggest that this facilitation should not be attributed to focal attention. The number of simultaneously appearing pre-cues seems to be irrelevant; contrast thresholds are lowest for targets that appear in a pre-cued position. Here, we report that pre-cues become less effective when they and the target are delivered to different eyes. We conclude that the mechanism responsible for heightened sensitivity has largely monocular input.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © The Author(s) 2018. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
Subjects: R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
Departments: School of Health Sciences > Optometry & Visual Science
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/19945
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