SAGE Journal Articles

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Steven Yantis
The Neural Basis of Selective Attention: Cortical Sources and Targets of Attentional Modulation 
Current Directions in Psychological Science April 2008 17: 86-90, doi:10.1111/j.1467-8721.2008.00554.x 
  • What is the importance of selective attention in neural modulation?
  • What is the difference between the bottom-up (involuntary) and voluntary influences on selection? Why are they important?
  • What are some examples of modulation of cortical activity?
  • What are some sources of attentional-modulation signals?
  • Describe the psychological as well as biological aspects of attention.
Alexander Pollatsek, Matthew R. E. Romoser, and Donald L. Fisher 
Identifying and Remediating Failures of Selective Attention in Older Drivers 
Current Directions in Psychological Science February 2012 21: 3-7, doi:10.1177/0963721411429459 
  • What are the possible reasons for older individuals experiencing selective attention failure?
  • How do older individuals attend to potential threat regions differently than younger individuals?
  • What impact could training have on selective attention failure? What training might be utilized that could decrease scanning errors?
Christopher L. Asplund, Daryl Fougnie, Samir Zughni, Justin W. Martin, and René Marois 
The Attentional Blink Reveals the Probabilistic Nature of Discrete Conscious Perception 
Psychological Science March 2014 25: 824-831, first published on January 16, 2014 doi:10.1177/0956797613513810 
  • What is attentional blink, and why has it been a focus of perception research?
  • How does attentional blink effect precision in perception and decision making?
  • Is perception affected more by encoding targets or from modulation of the precision of target representations?
Lorraine E. Bahrick, Robert Lickliter, and Ross Flom 
Intersensory Redundancy Guides the Development of Selective Attention, Perception, and Cognition in Infancy 
Current Directions in Psychological Science June 2004 13: 99-102, doi:10.1111/j.0963-7214.2004.00283.x 
  • How do one’s senses attend to multiple stimuli at once? How does selective attention relate to the overlap of redundant information?
  • What is an example of amodal overlapping information?
  • What is the basis of the intersensory redundancy hypothesis? What does the IRH seek to predict?
Daniel J. Simons and Michael S. Ambinder 
Change Blindness: Theory and Consequences 
Current Directions in Psychological Science February 2005 14: 44-48, doi:10.1111/j.0963-7214.2005.00332.x
  • What is change-blindness? What is the history of research involving change-blindness?
  • What are the core conclusions of the change-detection literature?
  • What conclusions have arisen from studying change-blindness that contradict with other research on perception?
  • What is required for successful change detection?