Affording Attention: Do tool ends differentially receive prioritised attention?

Merryn Constable*, Greg Huffman, Tim Welsh, Jay Pratt

*Corresponding author for this work

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We sought to determine if mechanisms associated with the automatic activation of affordances are observed in an attentional paradigm. Participants were presented with a horizontally oriented tool. Two targets, separated by a temporal order delay, were then presented in close proximity to the tool?s ends. Participants judged which target appeared first. Psychometric curves fit to the data indicate that participants did not prioritise attention towards either end of the tool for both task irrelevant (left/right) and task relevant (functional/handle end) judgments.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 17 Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventOPAM 2016: 24th Annual Workshop on Object Perception, Attention, and Memory - Boston, United States
Duration: 17 Nov 201617 Nov 2016


WorkshopOPAM 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Internet address


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