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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2017, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (6): 923-932.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2017.00923

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 Experimental paradigms for discrete attention in visual domain

 CHEN Airui1; TANG Xiaoyu2,3; WANG Aijun1; ZHANG Ming1   

  1.  (1 Department of Psychology, Soochow University, Suzhou 215000, China) (2 School of Psychology, Liaoning Normal University, Dalian 116029, China) (3 Liaoning Collaborative Innovation, Dalian 116029, China)
  • Received:2016-10-19 Online:2017-06-15
  • Contact: ZHANG Ming, E-mail: WANG Aijun, E-mail: E-mail: E-mail: , E-mail:
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Abstract:  The spotlight of attention is intrinsically rhythmic, which discretely sample a single or multiple objects. This phenomenon is called discrete attention. Here we summarized four paradigms used to investigate discrete attention in visual domain. In the wagon-wheel illusion paradigm, motion direction illusion is experienced. This paradigm is adopted to demonstrate the discreteness of attention. In the visual detection paradigm, participants are asked to detect the near-threshold stimuli, which is used to investigate relationship between neural oscillation and discrete attention. In the high time-resolved cue-target paradigm, a target occurs after a varying interval following a peripheral cue; while the target is embedded among distracters in the visual search paradigm. These two paradigms are developed to vividly show behavioral oscillation patterns.

Key words:  , discrete attention in visual domain, wagon-wheel illusion, cue-target paradigm, visual detection, visual search

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