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Attentional Selection: Top-Down, Bottom-Up and History-Based Biases (Elements in Perception)

Salient yet irrelevant objects often interfere with daily tasks by capturing attention against our best interests and intentions. Recent research has shown that through implicit learning, distraction by a salient object can be reduced by suppressing …

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Attention is the fundamental mechanism that determines what information we parse from the environment.

Book chapter published in Cambridge Elements in Perception !

Our recent manuscript titled “Attentional Selection: Top-Down, Bottom-Up and History-Based Biases” has just been published as part of the Cambridge Series “Elements in Perception”! In this element, we propose a framework in which it is assumed that visual selection is the result of the interaction between top-down, bottom-up and selection-history factors.

Manuscript accepted as book chapter for publication in Cambridge Elements in Perception !

Our recent manuscript titled “Attentional Selection: Top-Down, Bottom-Up and History-Based Biases” has been accepted as a book chapter in the upcoming Cambridge Elements in Perception. In this element, we propose a framework in which it is assumed that visual selection is the result of the interaction between top-down, bottom-up and selection-history factors.

More capture, more suppression: Distractor suppression due to statistical regularities is determined by the magnitude of attentional capture

Salient yet irrelevant objects often interfere with daily tasks by capturing attention against our best interests and intentions. Recent research has shown that through implicit learning, distraction by a salient object can be reduced by suppressing …

Manuscript accepted for publication in Psychonomic Bulletin & Review !

Our recent paper on spatial distractor suppression just got accepted for publication in the Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. In this paper, we show that the extent to which salient distractors elicit spatial attention capture also affects the amount of spatial suppression they exhibit due to statistical regularities regarding the distractor’s location.

Statistical regularities induce spatial as well as feature-specific suppression

We are constantly extracting regularities from the visual environment to optimize attentional orienting. Here we examine the phenomenon that recurrent presentation of distractors in a specific location leads to its attentional suppression. …

Manuscript accepted for publication in Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance !

Our recent paper on spatial and feature-specific distractor suppression just got accepted for publication in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Performance and Perception. In this paper, we show that spatial suppression due to statistical regularities regarding the distractor is a consequence of spatial as well as feature-specific suppression components.

Spatial suppression due to statistical regularities is driven by distractor suppression not target activation

Where and what we attend to is not only determined by what we are currently looking for but also by what we have encountered in the past. Recent studies suggest that biasing the probability by which distractors appear at locations in visual space may …

Manuscript accepted for publication in Attention, Perception and Psychophysics !

Our recent paper on distractor suppression just got accepted for publication in Attention, Perception and Psychophysics. In this paper, we address the possibility that previously observed spatial suppression is actually target enhancement.