distractor

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distractor

in experimental psychology, a stimulus that diverts a participant's attention away from another stimulus that they are required to detect or respond to.
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Also, electrophysiological brain recordings in both rats and humans revealed that neural responses to distractors were reduced.
On the efficiency of visual selective attention: Efficient visual search leads to inefficient distractor rejection.
The ventrolateral areas are known to mediate the inhibition of emotional distractors, stimuli that can distract from processing tasks.
Multiple choice test items generally have four distractors.
Rodriguez also compared the effects of randomly deleting answer choices versus deleting the least plausible choices and found "when eliminating random distractors to create 3-option items, reliability drops .
Players compete against 3 computer-generated teams while sticking to their time limit and avoiding distractors like the Trickster.
Demography has also played into allegations by Qatar's distractors that the Gulf state lacks a passionate fan culture.
Stimuli outside the trained and tested relational networks might have been responded to as 'different' from any of the stimuli within those networks and, thus, at least temporarily, as more effective distractors than stimuli inside the relational network.
Each gang or team may consist of a setup person, a lifter, lookouts, and distractors.
Different distractors change the grip on the tool and divert attention.
2 Requires the reader to Requires the reader to locate a single piece of match a single piece of information in the text, information, cycle compare and contrast through information in a easily identifiable document, integrate information based on a information from various criterion provided in the parts of a document, or question, or integrate generate written two or more pieces information by entering of information, when requested information in distractors are present; the proper place, when or when low-level several distractors are inferences are required.
Using letter cancellation tests, in which the patient must cross out a preselected letter in a series, it was demonstrated that increasing the number of distractors on the right increased neglect on both sides of the space.