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Overt attention in contextual cuing of visual search is driven by the attentional set, but not by the predictiveness of distractors

Beesley, T; Hanafi, G; Vadillo, MA; Shanks, DR; Livesey, EJ; (2018) Overt attention in contextual cuing of visual search is driven by the attentional set, but not by the predictiveness of distractors. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition , 44 (5) pp. 707-721. 10.1037/xlm0000467. Green open access

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Abstract

Two experiments examined biases in selective attention during contextual cuing of visual search. When participants were instructed to search for a target of a particular color, overt attention (as measured by the location of fixations) was biased strongly toward distractors presented in that same color. However, when participants searched for targets that could be presented in 1 of 2 possible colors, overt attention was not biased between the different distractors, regardless of whether these distractors predicted the location of the target (repeating) or did not (randomly arranged). These data suggest that selective attention in visual search is guided only by the demands of the target detection task (the attentional set) and not by the predictive validity of the distractor elements.

Type: Article
Title: Overt attention in contextual cuing of visual search is driven by the attentional set, but not by the predictiveness of distractors
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1037/xlm0000467
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000467
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Experimental Psychology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10048667
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