The affective consequences of visual attention in preview search
Fenske, Mark J., Raymond, Jane E. and Kunar, Melina A.. (2004) The affective consequences of visual attention in preview search. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, Vol.11 (No.6). pp. 1055-1061. ISSN 1069-9384Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/BF03196736
Comparisons of emotional evaluations of abstract stimuli just seen in a two-object visual search task show that prior distractors are devalued, as compared with prior targets or novel items, perhaps as a consequence of persistent attentional inhibition (Raymond, Fenske, & Tavassoli, 2003). To further explore such attention-emotion effects, we measured search response time in a preview search task and emotional evaluations of colorful, complex images just seen therein. On preview trials, the distractors appeared 1,000 msec before the remaining items. On no-preview trials, all the items were presented simultaneously. A single distractor was then rated for its emotional tone. Previewed distractors were consistently devalued, as compared with nonpreviewed distractors, despite longer exposure and being associated with an easier task. This effect was observed only in the participants demonstrating improved search efficiency with preview, but not in others, indicating that the attentional mechanisms underlying the preview benefit have persistent affective consequences in visual search.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Visual perception, Distraction (Psychology), Gestalt psychology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Psychonomic Bulletin & Review|
|Publisher:||Springer New York LLC|
|Page Range:||pp. 1055-1061|
|Funder:||Economic and Social Research Council (Great Britain) (ESRC)|
|Grant number:||R022250212 (ESRC-ROPA)|
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