Monday, June 05, 2006

Graphic War Images in TV News

As promised, I spent the day with my nose in the data for David Hutchinson's master's thesis. His study investigates the presence of graphic visuals in television news coverage of war.

Since it's David's thesis, I will not scoop him here. But I will foreshadow that his data tell a very nice story. The data add to the body of evidence suggesting a limited capacity cognitive system with a single pool of attentional resources that are divided among the senses. When visual recognition goes up, audio recognition goes down.

More fun with data tomorrow, as David and I will begin work on the skin conductance data.


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