Attentional Processing of Location and Color Cues During Driving

This article considers the attentional processing of location and color cues during automobile driving. The authors note that earlier research showed that prior information concerning the spatial location of a subsequent target facilitates the selection of that target for further visual processing in three-dimensional (3-D) space. Using Posner's cuing paradigm, this present study included three experiments that examined the reaction time of drivers when cue duration and peripheral environment luminance was changed, and also explored the effect color and location on reaction time. Experiment 1 showed that reaction time was not affected by cue duration, and that shifts of attention operated more efficiently for cue location validity. Experiment 2 showed that there was no main effect of background luminance on reaction time. Experiment 3 showed that location produces a greater effect than color.

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    • Xia, Ruting
    • Fukushima, Masato
    • Doi, Shun'ichi
    • Kimura, Takahiko
    • Miura, Toshiaki
  • Publication Date: 2009-8


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  • Accession Number: 01150425
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 19 2010 10:56AM