Early-selection versus late-selection theories of attention

  1. What is the main difference between early-selection versus late-selection theories of attention? Be sure to describe both theories of attention in your answer and be sure to highlight the difference. Which theory of attention do you think is better? Why?
  2. Describe retroactive interference and proactive interference. Give a concrete example of each. What is the main difference between the two forms of interference? How can these two forms of interference explain primacy and recency effects?
  3. Describe the “Feature Integration Theory” (FIT) of visual search. What processes are involved in visual search according to this theory? What factors make it easy (or challenging) to find a specific item? Be sure to give examples.

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