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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2012, Vol. 20 ›› Issue (12): 1926-1939.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2012.01926

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About the Paradigm of Visual Attentional Blink

CHEN Hong;WANG Su-Yan   

  1. (School of psychology, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, 130024, China)
  • Received:2011-10-17 Online:2012-12-15 Published:2012-12-15
  • Contact: CHEN Hong

Abstract: Under conditions of rapid serial visual presentation, subjects display a reduced ability to report the second of two targets (Target 2; T2) in a stream of distractors if it appears within 200–500 msec of Target 1 (T1). This effect, known as the attentional blink (AB)。For two decades, this robust attentional phenomenon has been a major topic in attention research,which paradigm can be classified into two broad categories, one RSVP stream and multiple RSVP streams. In this review we attempt to analyze and estimate all versions of two categories of paradigm and point out four experimental factors influenced on the development of the paradigms and five tendency of paradigms.

Key words: attentional blink, one stream of RSVP paradigm, two stream of RSVP paradigm