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Alpha, beta: The rhythm of the attentional blink

Overview of attention for article published in Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, March 2017
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Title
Alpha, beta: The rhythm of the attentional blink
Published in
Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, March 2017
DOI 10.3758/s13423-017-1257-0
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Kimron L. Shapiro, Simon Hanslmayr, James T. Enns, Alejandro Lleras

Abstract

Extant theories of the attentional blink propose that the most critical factor in determining second target accuracy is the time that elapses between the first and second targets. We report that this conclusion has overlooked an equally important determinant, namely, the frequency of the entraining stream in which these targets are embedded. Specifically, we show in two experiments that the signature of the attentional blink-second target accuracy that increases with intertarget lag-is significantly larger for entraining streams that are in the alpha-beta frequency range, relative to streams that are slower (theta) or faster (gamma). This finding ties the attentional blink critically, for the first time, to these two prominent oscillation frequencies that are known to be involved in the control of human attention and consciousness.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 87 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 23%
Researcher 19 22%
Student > Master 17 20%
Student > Bachelor 8 9%
Unspecified 7 8%
Other 16 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 42 48%
Neuroscience 19 22%
Unspecified 14 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 6%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 3%
Other 4 5%

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#2,415,211
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#24
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