Studying Perception, Attention, and Consciousness
- Talis Bachmann, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
- Gregory Francis, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
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.