Role of selective attention in artificial grammar learning

Tanaka, Daisuke, Kiyokawa, Sachiko, Yamada, Ayumi, Dienes, Zoltan and Shigemasu, Kazuo (2008) Role of selective attention in artificial grammar learning. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 15 (6). pp. 1154-1159. ISSN 1069-9384

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Abstract

To investigate the role of selective attention in artificial grammar (AG) learning, participants were presented with "GLOCAI" strings-that is, chains of compound global and local letters. The global and local levels instantiated different grammars. The results of this experiment revealed that participants learned only the grammar for the level to which they attended. The participants were not even able to choose presented but unattended strings themselves. These results show that selective attention plays a critical role in AG learning.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Zoltan Dienes
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:30
Last Modified: 24 May 2012 14:46
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/13008
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