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1A person or thing that distracts:‘the visual channel is capable of being a powerful distractor’
- ‘This route included many auditory and visual distractors, resembling the jungle scenery in the videogame.’
- ‘In my journey, I've found that one of the biggest distractors for me is the fact that, for a time, I was surrounded by negative people.’
- ‘These task parameters may have contributed further to any inherent vulnerability to salient visual and auditory distractors.’
- ‘Some distractors considered unlikely and incorrect by the authors have occurred.’
- ‘This confirms our previous work showing that visual distractors produce the largest cross-modal congruency effects when presented close to the target hand.’
- ‘Brosnan et al. investigated whether individuals with dyslexia had difficulty inhibiting responses to distractors.’
- ‘Their time would be well spent on real distractors and discourtesies, like this one, things that really do get in the way of understanding.’
- ‘Presumably, inhibition was needed only to reduce the ‘noise’ from similar, but not from dissimilar, distractors.’
- 1.1 An incorrect option in a multiple choice question:‘four pictures, three of which are distractors’
- ‘At test, participants were given a paper containing the 16 target items randomly interspersed with 32 distractors.’
- ‘In the two groups of conditions with no distractors in the probe displays, there were no significant differences in accuracy.’
- ‘The addition of the distractor had the effect of decreasing performance on the questions, but did so equally for both younger and older listeners.’
- ‘On switching, the old distractors retain their diminished attention-attraction strength.’
- ‘However, when the targets and distractors were presented as sudden-onset stimuli, participants were unable to ignore the distractors.’
- ‘As distractors, there were syntactical pitfalls and lexical changes.’
- ‘In the low-discriminability condition, response time and fixation number increased with increasing number of same-colour distractors.’
- ‘Figure 2 illustrates the possible pairs of targets and distractors in each block.’
- ‘The old-new recognition task in the first experiment revealed that some subjects were fairly accurate in discriminating between primes and distractors.’
- ‘When the perceptual load was high, distractors did not interfere with target identification.’
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