Assistant Professor Hiroyuki Muto et al. Received the JSCP Distinguished Presentation Award at the 18th JSCP Annual Conference
A research presentation given by Assistant Professor Hiroyuki Muto et al. at the 18th Japanese Society for Cognitive Psychology (JSCP) annual conference (held online from March 3rd and 4th, 2021) received the JSCP Distinguished Presentation Award (International Evaluation Division) on February 28th, 2022. This research was a collaboration with Honami Kobayashi (first presenter), Prof. Hiroshi Shimizu, and Prof. Hirokazu Ogawa (Kwansei Gakuin University).
There is a phenomenon called flanker interference, in which the information processing of a target stimulus presented in the center of the visual field is interfered with by competing stimuli (flankers) presented around it. This phenomenon has long been studied as a cue to explore the function of human visual attention. The current study extended and modified a previous mathematical model to account for the cognitive process of flanker interference, empirically showing a well-known phenomenon that could not be explained by conventional models; the flanker interference decreases as interstimulus spacing broadens.
[Title of the Presentation]
Effects of interstimulus spacing on flanker interference investigated by hierarchical diffusion modeling
Honami Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Muto, Hiroshi Shimizu, Hirokazu Ogawa
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