Controlling the Unconscious: Attentional Task Sets Modulate Subliminal Semantic and Visuomotor Processes Differentially

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dc.contributor.authorMartens, Ulla
dc.contributor.authorAnsorge, Ulrich
dc.contributor.authorKiefer, Markus
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:16:25Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:16:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.issn09567976
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/11867-
dc.description.abstractAre unconscious processes susceptible to attentional influences? In two subliminal priming experiments, we investigated whether task sets differentially modulate the sensitivity of unconscious processing pathways. We developed a novel procedure for masked semantic priming of words (Experiment 1) and masked visuomotor priming of geometrical shapes (Experiment 2). Before presentation of the masked prime, participants performed an induction task in which they attended to either semantic or perceptual object features designed to activate a semantic or perceptual task set, respectively. Behavioral and electrophysiological effects showed that the induction tasks differentially modulated subliminal priming: Semantic priming, which involves access to conceptual meaning, was found after the semantic induction task but not after the perceptual induction task. Visuomotor priming was observed after the perceptual induction task but not after the semantic induction task. These results demonstrate that unconscious cognition is influenced by attentional control. Unconscious processes in perceptual and semantic processing streams are coordinated congruently with higher-level action goals.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
dc.relation.ispartofPSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE
dc.subjectACTIVATION
dc.subjectattentional control
dc.subjectautomatic processes
dc.subjectBACKWARD INHIBITION
dc.subjectBRAIN
dc.subjectCAPTURE
dc.subjectCOGNITION
dc.subjectEVENT-RELATED POTENTIALS
dc.subjectINFORMATION
dc.subjectINTENTIONS
dc.subjectMASKED WORDS
dc.subjectPERIPHERAL CUEING TASK
dc.subjectPsychology
dc.subjectPsychology, Multidisciplinary
dc.subjectsemantic priming
dc.subjectunconscious cognition
dc.subjectvisuomotor priming
dc.titleControlling the Unconscious: Attentional Task Sets Modulate Subliminal Semantic and Visuomotor Processes Differentially
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0956797610397056
dc.identifier.isiISI:000294708800021
dc.description.volume22
dc.description.issue2
dc.description.startpage282
dc.description.endpage291
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-2421-9942
dc.contributor.researcheridB-7990-2010
dc.contributor.researcheridH-4413-2013
dc.publisher.place2455 TELLER RD, THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91320 USA
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationPsychol. Sci.
crisitem.author.deptUniversität Osnabrück-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0002-2421-9942-
crisitem.author.netidAnUl001-
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