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Attentional Capture by Meaning, a Multi-level Modelling Study
Su, L., Bowman, H. & BARNARD, P.
Proceedings of 29th Annual Meeting of the Congitive Science Society Aug 1st-4th, Nashville Tennesse, 2007, 1521-1526
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We present a computational study of attentional capture by meaning, based on Barnard et al's key-distractor attentional blink task. We highlight a sequence of models, from an abstract black-box to a structurally detailed white-box model. Each of these models reproduces the major findings from the key-distractor blink task. We argue that such multi-level modelling gives greater confidence in the theoretical position encapsulated by these models. (Full paper)