In search of the optimal measure of awareness: Discrete or continuous?
Michał Wierzchoń , Anna Anzulewicz , Justyna Hobot , Borysław Paulewicz , Jerome Sackur
AbstractStudies of perceptual awareness require sensitive measures reflecting subjective judgments of visibility. Two scales have been proposed for this purpose: the Continuous Scale (CS) and the Perceptual Awareness Scale (PAS). Here we compare the scales in the context of the Gabor patch orientation discrimination task and propose a Continuous Perceptual Awareness Scale (C-PAS) that aims to combine their advantages. The results of the study shown no differences in sensitivity between the scales. However, we observed differences between the scales in awareness ratings frequencies and accuracy associated with the lowest ratings. We concluded that visibility ratings are often biased, and thus, the scale sensitivity may not be optimal. Furthermore, based on the additional analyses, we argued that there is an advantage of using C-PAS over CS. The scale allows to use an additional variability of judgment within PAS categories and thus it may enable more fine-grained measurement of visibility at near-threshold conditions.
|Journal series||Consciousness and Cognition, ISSN 1053-8100, e-ISSN 1090-2376, (N/A 100 pkt)|
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|Publication indicators||: 2018 = 0.958; : 2017 = 2.272 (2) - 2017=2.521 (5)|
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