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Seeing while acting: Hand movements can modulate attentional capture by motion onset
Gozli,Davood G.; Pratt,Jay
Source PublicationAttention, Perception, and Psychophysics
ISSN19433921 1943393X

The onset of new motion has been shown to be a very robust cause of attentional capture, generating a processing advantage for the location of motion onset regardless of the observer's concurrent goal. The present study, motivated by the common-coding account of action and perception, examined whether the effect of motion onset on visual attention can be modulated by the observer's mode of action. Specifically, the common-coding account predicts that preparing an action can render the features that are used in the action plan less available for visual processes. Consistent with this hypothesis, in Experiment 1 the magnitude of attentional capture caused by a single motion onset was reduced when this motion was similar to the observer's response (i. e., along the same axis). Similarly, in Experiment 2 the onset of a response-different motion gained a processing advantage over the response-similar motion onset when the two were presented simultaneously. Since both types of motion were present in every trial, the results of Experiment 2 suggest that response similarity affected visual-attentional processes rather than motor processes. Together, these results suggest that the processes of attentional prioritization caused by motion onset can be modulated by the observer's concurrent action. © 2011 Psychonomic Society, Inc.

KeywordAction Planning Attentional Capture By Motion Onset Common Features For Action And Perception Theory Of Event Coding Visual Attention
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WOS Research AreaPsychology
WOS SubjectPsychology ; Psychology, Experimental
WOS IDWOS:000297361300008
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Document TypeJournal article
Corresponding AuthorGozli,Davood G.
AffiliationDepartment of PsychologyUniversity of Toronto,Canada
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Gozli,Davood G.,Pratt,Jay. Seeing while acting: Hand movements can modulate attentional capture by motion onset[J]. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics,2011,73(8):2448-2456.
APA Gozli,Davood G.,&Pratt,Jay.(2011).Seeing while acting: Hand movements can modulate attentional capture by motion onset.Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics,73(8),2448-2456.
MLA Gozli,Davood G.,et al."Seeing while acting: Hand movements can modulate attentional capture by motion onset".Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics 73.8(2011):2448-2456.
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