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Attention and Representational Momentum

Hayes, Amy and Freyd, Jennifer J (1995) Attention and Representational Momentum. [Conference Paper]

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Abstract

Representational momentum, the tendency for memory to be distorted in the direction of an implied transformation, suggests that dynamics are an intrinsic part of perceptual representations. We examined the effect of attention on dynamic representation by testing for representational momentum under conditions of distraction. Forward memory shifts increase when attention is divided. Attention may be involved in halting but not in maintaining dynamic representations.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Subjects:Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Psychology > Perceptual Cognitive Psychology
ID Code:627
Deposited By:Freyd, Jennifer J
Deposited On:02 Apr 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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