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Modelling the Attentional Blink

Bowman, Howard and Wyble, Bradley (2005) Modelling the Attentional Blink. In: Cangelosi, Angelo and Bugmann, Guido and Borisyuk, Roman, eds. Modeling Language, Cognition And Action - Proceedings Of The Ninth Neural Computation And Psychology Workshop. Progress in Neural Processing . World Scientific Publishing. ISBN 981-256-324-5.


This paper describes a computational model of the Attentional Blink constructed using the dual-stage model proposed by [1] and also incorporating a token based account of working memory [2]. This model reproduces data from a number of blink paradigms and makes predictions that lag-1 sparing is temporal and not sequential in origin. A further prediction is that enhancing the distinctiveness of T2 can impair T1 performance and also provoke order inversions of T1 and T2. Experiments from our lab examined the validity of these predictions. Implications and results are discussed.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: visual attention
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Computational Intelligence Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:03 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2020 04:02 UTC
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