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dc.contributor.supervisor Gonzalez, Claudia L. R.
dc.contributor.author Rodriguez-Bellizia, Rita Mariel
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-03T18:15:12Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-03T18:15:12Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/5442
dc.description.abstract Humans evolved to find and manipulate food in our environment. Studies have shown faster reaction times (RTs) and better visual attention for food stimuli. The current study investigated if the same is the case when stimuli are presented at the pre-attentive level. Food and No Food images were presented with and without a subliminal technique called b-CFS (breaking- Continuous Flash Suppression). This technique hides the image presented to one eye by distracting the other with a colorful flashing mask (i.e. Mondrian). Consistent with previous reports, an advantage for Food was found but only when the stimuli were presented without the Mondrian (No b-CFS condition). No difference in RT was found in the b-CFS condition. Modern food is complex and variant RT can be modulated by: Manipulability (whether an object can be grasped using a Whole hand grasp vs. Precision grasp) and process state (Nature vs. Processed). Results suggest that the advantage in detecting Food stimuli is only present during conscious perception. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NSERC en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Reaction time en_US
dc.subject Perception en_US
dc.subject Human information processing en_US
dc.subject Visual perception en_US
dc.subject Form perception en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.subject breaking continuous flash suppression en_US
dc.subject conscious perception en_US
dc.subject food stimuli en_US
dc.subject visual attention en_US
dc.title The nature of the object mediates conscious perception: evidence from reaction time en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0317 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0623 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0633 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US
dc.embargo No en_US


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