Object-substitution masking degrades the quality of conscious object representations

Harrison, Geoffrey W., Rajsic, Jason and Wilson, Daryl E. (2016) Object-substitution masking degrades the quality of conscious object representations. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 23 (1). pp. 180-186. ISSN 1069-9384

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/s13423-015-0875-7

Abstract

Object-substitution masking (OSM) is a unique paradigm for the examination of object updating processes. However, existing models of OSM are underspecified with respect to the impact of object updating on the quality of target representations. Using two paradigms of OSM combined with a mixture model analysis we examine the impact of post-perceptual processes on a target’s representational quality within conscious awareness. We conclude that object updating processes responsible for OSM cause degradation in the precision of object representations. These findings contribute to a growing body of research advocating for the application of mixture model analysis to the study of how cognitive processes impact the quality (i.e., precision) of object representations

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: object-substitution masking, object-updating, consciousness
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2019 16:13
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2019 16:15
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/41662

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