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Age effects on scene encoding and memory for objects and their locations in the scene Seminar

Dr Shui-i Shih
16:00 - 17:30
25 November 2010
School of Psychology, Room 3095, Shackleton Building (Building 44), University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Barbara Seiter on +44 (0)23 8059 5578 or email .

Event details

I will begin the talk with a description of the rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP) paradigm that may result in attentional blink (i.e., reduced ability in detecting the second of two targets in RSVP).

I will then briefly introduce how the attention cascade model (Shih, 2008) accounts for the attentional blink and cognitive aging (Shih, 2009), highlighting the role of memory.  I will explain why these may be related to understanding the relationships among aging, eye movements, and memory for objects and their locations in a scene. The main part of the talk will focus on addressing these relationships based on recently collected data.


Shih, S. (2008). The attention cascade model and attentional blink. Cognitive Psychology, 56 (3), 210-236.

Shih, S. (2009). Using the attention cascade model to probe cognitive aging. Psychology and Aging, 24 (3), 550-562.

Tea will be served beforehand at 15:45 in room 3096 (iZone room).

Speaker information

Dr Shui-i Shih,Lecturer, School of Psychology, University of Southampton

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