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), has been central in characterizing the limits of humans' ability to consciously perceive stimuli distributed across time. Here, we review theoretical accounts of the AB and examine how they explain key findings in the literature. We conclude that the AB arises from attentional demands of T1 for selection, working memory encoding, episodic registration, and response selection, which prevents this high-level central resource from being applied to T2 at short T1-T2 lags. T1 processing also transiently impairs the redeployment of these attentional resources to subsequent targets and the inhibition of distractors that appear in close temporal proximity to T2. Although these findings are consistent with a multifactorial account of the AB, they can also be largely explained by assuming that the activation of these multiple processes depends on a common capacity-limited attentional process for selecting behaviorally relevant events presented among temporally distributed d...Continue Reading
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An electrophysiological investigation of attentional blink in schizophrenia: separating perceptual and attentional processes
Evidence for mental ability related individual differences in the attentional blink obtained by an analysis of the P300 component
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Impaired semantic processing during task-set switching: evidence from the N400 in rapid serial visual presentation
Masking of a first target in the attentional blink attenuates the P3 to the first target and delays the P3 to the second target
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Task switching mediates direct interference of intertarget distractors in the attentional blink: An event-related potential study
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The effects of motivational reward on the pathological attentional blink following right hemisphere stroke
The "serendipitous brain": Low expectancy and timing uncertainty of conscious events improve awareness of unconscious ones (evidence from the Attentional Blink)
Delayed enhancement of multitasking performance: Effects of anodal transcranial direct current stimulation on the prefrontal cortex
A fixed-links modeling approach to assess individual differences in the attentional blink: Analysis of behavioral and psychophysiological data
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Temporal cues derived from statistical patterns can overcome resource limitations in the attentional blink
The state of a central inhibition system predicts access to visual targets: An ERP study on distractor-induced blindness (DIB)
A startling acoustic stimulus interferes with upcoming motor preparation: Evidence for a startle refractory period
Altered visual perception near the hands: A critical review of attentional and neurophysiological models
Dissociation between process-based and data-based limitations for conscious perception in the human brain
Temporal dynamics of attentional selection in adult male carriers of the fragile X premutation allele and adult controls
The attentional blink impairs detection and delays encoding of visual information: evidence from human electrophysiology
Spatially specific vs. unspecific disruption of visual orientation perception using chronometric pre-stimulus TMS
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Double dissociation of configural and featural face processing on P1 and P2 components as a function of spatial attention
Distractor suppression when attention fails: behavioral evidence for a flexible selective attention mechanism
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An individual differences approach to multiple-target visual search errors: How search errors relate to different characteristics of attention
The effects of Kanizsa contours on temporal integration and attention in rapid serial visual presentation
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Animals Do Not Induce or Reduce Attentional Blinking, But They Are Reported More Accurately in a Rapid Serial Visual Presentation Task
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A Limiting Channel Capacity of Visual Perception: Spreading Attention Divides the Rates of Perceptual Processes
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