Encoding during the attentional lapse: Accuracy of encoding during the semantic sustained attention to response task

Smallwood, Jonathan, Riby, Leigh, Heim, Derek and Davies, John (2006) Encoding during the attentional lapse: Accuracy of encoding during the semantic sustained attention to response task. Consciousness and Cognition, 15 (1). pp. 218-231. ISSN 1053-8100

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2005.03.003

Abstract

An experiment investigated the relationship between the ability to encode verbal stimuli during an attentional lapse. The task employed a variation on the sustained attention to response task (SART, Robertson, Manly, Andrade, Baddeley, & Yiend, 1997) which involved the detection of an infrequent target against a background of words. As a manipulation, participants were either instructed to encode the stimuli or were merely exposed to the stimuli. Retrieval was measured using process dissociation. Irrespective of the instructions given to the participants during the task, participants were more likely to retrieve information on the basis of recollection after an error was made than before, whilst the likelihood of retrieving information on the basis of familiarity remained invariant over the same period. The implications of this result for methods of investigating subjective experience are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: task unrelated thought, stimulus independent thought, familiarity, recollection
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2013 09:01
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:49
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/12302

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