Summary: Sonderforschungsbereich/Transregio 31 "Das aktive Gehör"
E I N L A D U N G
zum Vortrag im Rahmen des Seminars des SFB/TRR 31
Freitag, 27. May 2011, 14 Uhr c.t.
im Raum W2 1-143 der Universität Oldenburg
und Raum H28 / R 2.31 med. Campus Magdeburg,
"The effect of temporal attention on stimulus
University of Tübingen
When participants can anticipate the temporal occurrence of a stimulus, reaction time to this
stimulus is especially short. In order to unravel the mechanisms that underlie this temporal
attention effect, we aimed to localize this effect within the processing stream from perceptual
input to motor output. The degree of temporal attention was manipulated in a blocked
foreperiod paradigm, in which a warning signal announces the temporal occurrence of a
forthcoming stimulus. Contrary to the prevailing view that attributes the effect of temporal
attention to a facilitation of motor processing, our results show that temporal attention
influences the speed of early processes. To further constrain the temporal attention effect,