Do attention and decision follow perception? Comment on Miller

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Responds to J. Miller's (see record 1982-22665-001) discussion of global precedence by arguing that perceptual precedence is one of the most reasonable though not the only explanation for asymmetric interference. The sensitivity of detection latency to the presence of targets in both levels is not incompatible with global precedence. It is considered dubious that attention or decison are applied just to the resultant of perception rather than determining it or constituting part of it. Doubts are raised about the contribution of asymmetric interference data to the issue of global precedence. (16 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1175-1182
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1981


  • decision, comments on global precedence discussion by J. Miller
  • global precedence, attention &

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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