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Setting semantics: Conceptual set can determine the physical properties that capture attention

Goodhew, Stephanie Catherine


The ability of a stimulus to capture visuospatial attention depends on the interplay between its bottom-up saliency and its relationship to an observer’s top-down control set, such that stimuli capture attention if they match the pre-defined properties that distinguish a searched-for target from distractors (Folk, Remington, & Johnston, 1992). Despite decades of research on this phenomenon, however, the vast majority has focussed exclusively on matches based on low-level physical properties....[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-05-15
Type: Journal article
Source: Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics (2014)
DOI: 10.3758/s13414-014-0686-3


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