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Within modality and cross modality attentional blinks in a simple discrimination task
HEIN, G., PARR, A. & DUNCAN, J.
Perception and Psychophysics, 68(1), 54-61(8)
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Following studies of the "attentional blink", we studied interference between successive target stimuli in visual and auditory modalities. In each experiment, stimuli were two tones and four dots, simultaneously presented for 1800 ms. Targets were brief intensity changes in either a tone or a dot. Subjects gave unspeeded responses. In four experiments, our results showed interference between targets in the same modality, but not across modalities. We conclude that, under our experimental conditions, restrictions in concurrent target identification are largely modality-specific.