Priming and binding in and across perception and action: a correlational analysis of the internal structure of event files

Q J Exp Psychol (Hove). 2006 Oct;59(10):1785-804. doi: 10.1080/17470210500438304.


Individual performance was compared across three different tasks that tap into the binding of stimulus features in perception, the binding of action features in action planning, and the emergence of stimulus-response bindings ("event files"). Within a task correlations between the size of binding effects were found within visual perception (e.g., the strength of shape-location binding correlated positively with the strength of shape-colour binding) but not between perception and action planning, suggesting different, domain-specific binding mechanisms. To some degree, binding strength was predicted by priming effects of the respective features, especially if these features varied on a dimension that matched the current attentional set.

MeSH terms

  • Analysis of Variance
  • Attention / physiology*
  • Cross-Over Studies
  • Cues*
  • Humans
  • Perception / physiology*
  • Reaction Time / physiology
  • Students / psychology
  • Task Performance and Analysis
  • Visual Perception / physiology*