The Time Course of Attention: Selection Is Transient.

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    • Abstract:
      The time course of attention has often been investigated using a spatial cuing task. However, attention likely consists of multiple components, such as selectivity (resolving competition) and orienting (spatial shifting). Here we sought to investigate the time course of the selective aspect of attention, using a cuing task that did not require spatial shifting. In several experiments, targets were always presented at central fixation, and were preceded by a cue at different cue-target intervals. The selection component of attention was investigated by manipulating the presence of distractors. Regardless of the presence of distractors, an initial rapid performance enhancement was found that reached its maximum at around 100 ms post cue onset. Subsequently, when the target was the only item in the display, performance was sustained, but when the target was accompanied by irrelevant distractor items, performance declined. This temporal pattern matches closely with the transient attention response that has been found in spatial cuing studies, and shows that the selectivity aspect of attention is transient. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    • ISSN:
      1932-6203
    • Accession Number:
      10.1371/journal.pone.0027661
    • Accession Number:
      73904656
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      WILSCHUT, A.; THEEUWES, J.; OLIVERS, C. N. L. The Time Course of Attention: Selection Is Transient. PLoS ONE, [s. l.], v. 6, n. 11, p. 1–10, 2011. DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0027661. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=73904656. Acesso em: 30 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Wilschut A, Theeuwes J, Olivers CNL. The Time Course of Attention: Selection Is Transient. PLoS ONE. 2011;6(11):1-10. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0027661
    • APA:
      Wilschut, A., Theeuwes, J., & Olivers, C. N. L. (2011). The Time Course of Attention: Selection Is Transient. PLoS ONE, 6(11), 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0027661
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Wilschut, Anna, Jan Theeuwes, and Christian N. L. Olivers. 2011. “The Time Course of Attention: Selection Is Transient.” PLoS ONE 6 (11): 1–10. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0027661.
    • Harvard:
      Wilschut, A., Theeuwes, J. and Olivers, C. N. L. (2011) ‘The Time Course of Attention: Selection Is Transient’, PLoS ONE, 6(11), pp. 1–10. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0027661.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Wilschut, A, Theeuwes, J & Olivers, CNL 2011, ‘The Time Course of Attention: Selection Is Transient’, PLoS ONE, vol. 6, no. 11, pp. 1–10, viewed 30 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Wilschut, Anna, et al. “The Time Course of Attention: Selection Is Transient.” PLoS ONE, vol. 6, no. 11, Nov. 2011, pp. 1–10. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0027661.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Wilschut, Anna, Jan Theeuwes, and Christian N. L. Olivers. “The Time Course of Attention: Selection Is Transient.” PLoS ONE 6, no. 11 (November 2011): 1–10. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0027661.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Wilschut A, Theeuwes J, Olivers CNL. The Time Course of Attention: Selection Is Transient. PLoS ONE [Internet]. 2011 Nov [cited 2020 Nov 30];6(11):1–10. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=73904656