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Computational modelling of the attentional blink

Bowman H and Wyble B

In Angelo Cangelosi, Guido Bugmann, and Roman Borisyuk, editors, Proceedings of the Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop, volume 9, pages 182-196, January 2005.


This paper describes a computational model of the Attentional Blink constructed using the dual-stage model proposed by [1] and also incorporating a token based account of working memory [2]. This model reproduces data from a number of blink paradigms and makes predictions that lag-1 sparing is temporal and not sequential in origin. A further prediction is that enhancing the distinctiveness of T2 can impair T1 performance and also provoke order inversions of T1 and T2. Experiments from our lab examined the validity of these predictions. Implications and results are discussed.

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Bibtex Record

author = {Bowman H and Wyble B},
title = {Computational Modelling of the Attentional Blink},
month = {January},
year = {2005},
pages = {182-196},
keywords = {determinacy analysis, Craig interpolants},
note = {},
doi = {},
url = {},
    publication_type = {inproceedings},
    submission_id = {9422_1100800144},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop},
    editor = { Angelo Cangelosi and Guido Bugmann and Roman Borisyuk},
    volume = {9},
    refereed = {yes},

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