Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society

, Volume 21, Issue 4, pp 247–250

Further toward a model of the Mind’s eye’s movement

  • John Jonides
Article

Abstract

An experiment that tests two models to account for shifts of attention in the visual field is described. One model posits that a shift of attention corresponds to a shift in processing resources among several simultaneously analyzed locations. The other model assumes that a shift of attention involves adding a prior stage of analysis that concentrates on the attended location to an otherwise simultaneous processing of several locations. Examination of reaction time distribution characteristics provided support for the latter model.

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© The Psychonomic Society, Inc. 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Jonides
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of MichiganAnn Arbor

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