Nika Adamian, Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception, Universite Paris Descartes, Paris, France
Maria Kuvaldina St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia
Российский журнал когнитивной науки, Journal Year: 2014, Volume and Issue: №3, P. 4 - 12

Published: Sept. 18, 2014

The influence of expectation on inattentional blindness (IB) was investigated using a lexical-based IB task. In two experiments, 235 participants performed word compilations from briefly presented letters and combinations of letters with an unexpected syllable appearing in one of the trials. In Experiment 1, we varied the frequency and grammatical form ofthe presented words, evaluating the role of “general” and “contextual” expectations. The results showed the effect of frequency but not of the grammatical form of the words. Experiment 2 controlled for the role of the state of completion of the word compilation in generating “contextual” expectations. We varied two …

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