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Loftus, G. R., & Duncan, J., & Gehrig, P. (1992). On the time course of perceptual information that results from a brief visual presentation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Performance and Perception, 18, 530-549.

Author of the summary: David Zach Hambrick, 1998, gt8781a@prism.gatech.edu

The relationship between stimulus duration and iconic persistence is an important theoretical issue in the study of iconic memory. Earlier, Loftus and colleagues followed a stimulus with mask which occurred immediately or 300 ms after stimulus offset. Not surprisingly, performance was better at the 300 ms mask-delay than at immediate mask. The performance advantage for the delayed stimulus reflects acquisition of information from the iconic image. In addition, Loftus et al found that functions relating performance and stimulus duration

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