Is a pre-change object representation weakened under correct detection of a change?

Yei Yu Yeh, Cheng Ta Yang

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We investigated whether a pre-change representation is inhibited or weakened under correct change detection. Two arrays of six objects were rapidly presented for change detection in three experiments. After detection, the perceptual identification of degraded stimuli was tested in Experiments 1 and 2. The weakening of a pre-change representation was not observed under correct detection. The repetition priming effect was observed for a pre-change object and the magnitude was equivalent to the effect for a post-change object. Under change blindness, repetition priming for a pre-change representation was observed when detection did not require report of location in Experiment 1 and was not observed when location was required to be reported in Experiment 2. The results of Experiment 3 showed that a pre-change representation was recognized at a higher rate under correct detection than under change blindness, reflecting a stronger rather than a weaker pre-change representation in the former context.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-102
Number of pages12
JournalConsciousness and Cognition
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009


  • Awareness
  • Change detection
  • Recognition memory
  • Repetition priming

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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