Saccadic inhibition mechanisms in covert orienting

Our new paper titled “Time-dependent inhibition of covert shifts of attention” has been published in Experimental Brain Research!

In two experiments we show that similar inhibitory mechanisms to saccadic inhibition might operate during covert orienting altering perceptual performance in a classic cueing Posner task requiring discrimination. Interestingly, the inhibition seems to take place at a later stage of orienting, when attention is re-oriented away from the cued location.

The paper is open access and you can download it from here. The entire dataset is also available on the Open Science Framework here.

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