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Inhibition of masked primes as revealed by saccade curvature

Hermens, Frouke, Sumner, Petroc ORCID: and Walker, Robin 2010. Inhibition of masked primes as revealed by saccade curvature. Vision Research 50 (1) , pp. 46-56. 10.1016/j.visres.2009.10.008

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In masked priming, responses are often speeded when primes are similar to targets (‘positive compatibility effect’). However, sometimes similarity of prime and target impairs responses (‘negative compatibility effect’). A similar distinction has been found for the curvature of saccade trajectories. Here, we test whether the same inhibition processes are involved in the two phenomena, by directly comparing response times and saccade curvature within the same masked priming paradigm. Interestingly, we found a dissociation between the directions of masked priming and saccade curvature, which could indicate that multiple types of inhibition are involved in the suppression of unwanted responses.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Uncontrolled Keywords: Masked priming; Masking; Eye movements; Saccade curvature; Motor inhibition
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0042-6989
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2022 09:15

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