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Visual Masking

Studying Perception, Attention, and Consciousness

Visual masking is a technique used in cognitive research to understand pre-conscious processes (priming, for example), consciousness, visual limits, and perception issues associated with psychopathology. This book is a short format review of research using visual masking: how it has been used, and what these experiments have discovered.Topics covered include concepts, varieties, and theories of masking; masking and microgenetic mechanisms and stagesof visual processing; psychopharmacological and genetic factors in masking, and more.


Cognitive Psychologists, specifically those interested in memory, attention, and priming.

Paperback, 116 Pages

Published: November 2013

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-800250-6


  • Preface
    The Concept of Masking, Varieties of Masking, and Main Theories of Masking
    Learning and individual Differences in Masking
    Criterion Contents and Subjective Contents in Masking
    Masking and Attention: Pre- and Posttarget Effects
    Masking and Attention: OSM
    Masking and NCC
    Masked Priming and Unconscious Processing
    How Masking Depends on the Visual characteristics of the Target and Mask Stimuli
    Uncovering the Microgenetic Mechanisms and Stages of Visual Processing by Masking
    Novel Approaches in Masking Research
    Masking by TMS
    Modeling and Theoretical Accounts of Masking
    Psychopharmacological and Genetic Factors in Masking
    Applied Aspects of Masking Research: Medicine and Technology
    Generalizations and Conclusions


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