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Choosing in freedom or forced to choose? Introspective blindness to psychological forcing in stage-magic
We investigated an individual ability to identify whether choices were made freely or forced by external parameters. We capitalized on magical setups where the notion of psychological forcing constitutes a well trodden ...
Dynamics of the central bottleneck : dual-task and task uncertainty
Why is the human brain fundamentally limited when attempting to execute two tasks at the same time or in close succession? Two classical paradigms, psychological refractory period (PRP) and task switching, have independently ...
The Spatial and Temporal Construction of Confidence in the Visual Scene
Human subjects can report many items of a cluttered field a few hundred milliseconds after stimulus presentation. This memory decays rapidly and after a second only 3 or 4 items can be stored in working memory. Here we ...
Proprioceptive body illusions modulate the visual perception of reaching distance
The neurobiology of reaching has been extensively studied in human and non-human pri- mates. However, the mechanisms that allow a subject to decide—without engaging in explicit action—whether an object is reachable are not ...