Applied Neuropsychology of Attention: Theory, Diagnosis and by Michel Leclerq

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These resources are limited (Norman and Bobrow, 1975). Their exploitation or consumption will be a function of the degree of investment, motivation and effort (Kahneman, 1973) deployed by the subject. These resources can be distributed, allocated differently according to the constraints of the situation or the task instructions. Task demands in terms of consumption of available resources are defined by the notion of workload. A subject’s performance in double tasks will depend on either the available 26 Theory resources (resources-limited) or the quality of inputs (data-limited) (Norman and Bobrow, 1975).

Referring to the spotlight analogy, one would expect that the attentional focalization on the intermediate circle would facilitate at the same time the detection of targets appearing in the region delimited by the central circle. If the RT slow-down linked to the attentional focalization depends on the whole area on which the attentional beam is focused, one can predict that the performance will be better when the target appears in the central circle rather than in the external circle. In fact, the results obtained do bear in this out.

Subjects had to emit a sequence of responses by triggering different buttons arranged according to the sequence of presentation of luminous flashes. In subjects little familiarized with this task, RT depended on the number of flashes to which they had to react; on the other hand, after a long practice (more than 75,000 trials over 200 sessions), the response became independent of the number of flashes. As noted by Hirst (1986): ‘Instead of responding to each light, subjects now saw the pattern of lights as a unit and responded with a unitary, integrated action’ (p.

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