Eye movements and time-based selection: where do the eyes go in preview search?
Watson, Derrick G. and Inglis, Matthew. (2007) Eye movements and time-based selection: where do the eyes go in preview search? Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, Vol.14 (No.5). pp. 852-857. ISSN 1069-9384Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/BF03194111
In visual search tasks, presenting one set of distractors (previewing them) before a second set which contains the target, improves search efficiency compared to when all items appear simultaneously. It has been proposed that this preview benefit reflects an attentional bias against old information and toward new information. Here we tested directly whether there was such a bias by measuring eye movement behavior. The main findings were that fixations were biased against, and overall dwell times were shorter on, old stimuli during search in the preview condition. In addition, the initial onset of search was delayed in the preview condition and saccades made during the preview period did not disrupt the ability to prioritize new items. The data demonstrate directly that preview search results in an attentional bias toward new items and against old items.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Eye -- Movements, Visual perception, Reaction time, Attention (Psychology)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Psychonomic Bulletin and Review|
|Official Date:||October 2007|
|Number of Pages:||6|
|Page Range:||pp. 852-857|
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