Can Limitations of Visuospatial Attention Be Circumvented? A Review

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dc.contributor.authorWahn, Basil
dc.contributor.authorKoenig, Peter
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:12:17Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:12:17Z-
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn16641078
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/10141-
dc.description.abstractIn daily life, humans are bombarded with visual input. Yet, their attentional capacities for processing this input are severely limited. Several studies have investigated factors that influence these attentional limitations and have identified methods to circumvent them. Here, we provide a review of these findings. We first review studies that have demonstrated limitations of visuospatial attention and investigated physiological correlates of these limitations. We then review studies in multisensory research that have explored whether limitations in visuospatial attention can be circumvented by distributing information processing across several sensory modalities. Finally, we discuss research from the field of joint action that has investigated how limitations of visuospatial attention can be circumvented by distributing task demands across people and providing them with multisensory input. We conclude that limitations of visuospatial attention can be circumvented by distributing attentional processing across sensory modalities when tasks involve spatial as well as object-based attentional processing. However, if only spatial attentional processing is required, limitations of visuospatial attention cannot be circumvented by distributing attentional processing. These findings from multisensory research are applicable to visuospatial tasks that are performed jointly by two individuals. That is, in a joint visuospatial task requiring object-based as well as spatial attentional processing, joint performance is facilitated when task demands are distributed across sensory modalities. Future research could further investigate how applying findings from multisensory research to joint action research may facilitate joint performance. Generally, findings are applicable to real-world scenarios such as aviation or car-driving to circumvent limitations of visuospatial attention.
dc.description.sponsorshipERC-AdG [269716]; Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)German Research Foundation (DFG); Open Access Publishing Fund of Osnabruck University; Osnabruck University; H - H-FETPROACT [641321]; We acknowledge the support by H2020 - H2020-FETPROACT-2014 641321 - socSMCs (for BW) and ERC-2010-AdG #269716 - MULTISENSE (for PK). Moreover, we acknowledge support from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Open Access Publishing Fund of Osnabruck University, and an open access publishing award by Osnabruck University (for BW).
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherFRONTIERS MEDIA SA
dc.relation.ispartofFRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY
dc.subject2 HEADS
dc.subjectattentional resources
dc.subjectAUTOMATION COORDINATION
dc.subjectINFORMATION
dc.subjectJOINT ACTION
dc.subjectLOAD
dc.subjectmultiple object tracking
dc.subjectMULTISENSORY INTEGRATION
dc.subjectmultisensory processing
dc.subjectOBJECT-BASED ATTENTION
dc.subjectPsychology
dc.subjectPsychology, Multidisciplinary
dc.subjectSENSORY MODALITIES
dc.subjectVISUAL-ATTENTION
dc.subjectvisuospatial attention
dc.subjectWITHIN-MODALITY
dc.titleCan Limitations of Visuospatial Attention Be Circumvented? A Review
dc.typereview
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01896
dc.identifier.isiISI:000413802500001
dc.description.volume8
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0003-3654-5267
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-0318-7160
dc.contributor.researcheridAAV-5770-2021
dc.contributor.researcheridABB-2380-2020
dc.publisher.placeAVENUE DU TRIBUNAL FEDERAL 34, LAUSANNE, CH-1015, SWITZERLAND
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationFront. Psychol.
dcterms.oaStatusGreen Published, gold
crisitem.author.deptInstitut für Kognitionswissenschaft-
crisitem.author.deptInstitut für Kognitionswissenschaft-
crisitem.author.deptFB 05 - Biologie/Chemie-
crisitem.author.deptidinstitute28-
crisitem.author.deptidinstitute28-
crisitem.author.deptidfb05-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0002-0318-7160-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0003-3654-5267-
crisitem.author.parentorgFB 08 - Humanwissenschaften-
crisitem.author.parentorgFB 08 - Humanwissenschaften-
crisitem.author.parentorgUniversität Osnabrück-
crisitem.author.grandparentorgUniversität Osnabrück-
crisitem.author.grandparentorgUniversität Osnabrück-
crisitem.author.netidWaBa169-
crisitem.author.netidKoPe298-
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