Perception in the absence of attention: Perceptual processing in the Roelofs effect during inattentional blindness

William B. Lathrop, Bruce Bridgeman, Philip Tseng

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Abstract

We present two experiments that examine sensory processing during conditions of inattentional blindness. A large rectangular frame that normally induces a Roelofs effect can go unreported due to inattentional blindness. Even when participants fail to report the frame, they mislocalize an attended target in a way consistent with having processed the frame. A more demanding visuospatial distractor task can increase inattentional blindness during conditions of divided attention, but has no effect on the spatial mislocalization illusion. Our results support theories that postulate a significant amount of perceptual processing in the absence of attention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1104-1119
Number of pages16
JournalPerception
Volume40
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Sensory Systems

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Perception in the absence of attention : Perceptual processing in the Roelofs effect during inattentional blindness. / Lathrop, William B.; Bridgeman, Bruce; Tseng, Philip.

In: Perception, Vol. 40, No. 9, 2011, p. 1104-1119.

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