Top-down inhibition of search distractors in parallel visual search
Mueller, Hermann J., von Muehlenen, Adrian and Geyer, Thomas. (2007) Top-down inhibition of search distractors in parallel visual search. Perception & Psychophysics, Vol.69 (No.8). pp. 1373-1388. ISSN 0031-5117Full text not available from this repository.
In three experiments, we examined distractor inhibition in parallel ("pop-out") visual search. Distractor inhibition was measured in terms of reaction time (RT) to a simple luminance increment probe presented, after the search task response, at display locations that either contained a search distractor (on-probe) or were blank (off-probe). When the search stimuli remained in view, the on-probe (relative to off-probe) RT cost was larger than in a baseline condition in which observers had only to passively view, rather than search, the display. This differential on-probe RT cost, which discounts effects of masking, was interpreted as a measure of distractor inhibition associated with target selection in parallel visual search. Taken together, the results argue that the distractor inhibition is an object-based and local phenomenon that affects all distractors (of a particular type) in an equal manner.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Perception & Psychophysics|
|Number of Pages:||16|
|Page Range:||pp. 1373-1388|
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