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Friday, March 17 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Easel 52: The Cognitive Process behind the Attentional Blink: Visual Working Memory and Processing Speed

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This study is being conducted to determine the underlying cause of the attentional blink phenomenon through the use of two cognitive tasks. The attentional blink is interesting because it shows how people cannot continually pay attention to stimuli in our environment, so we miss things that happen in rapid succession of each other. The two tasks being used are a visual working memory task and a processing speed task. These are the two most common ways to test the attentional blink, but we want to determine which one is more predictive of a person's attentional blink. We believe that by creating our own adaptive visual working memory (VWM) task, we will get a more sensitive measure of VWM. This will help better determine the correlations between attentional blink and VWM.


Friday March 17, 2017 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Leyburn Library