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Within-Set Discriminations in a Consistent Mapping Search Task
Perception, Attention, & Psychophysics
  • John M. Flach, Wright State University - Main Campus
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
11-1-1986
Abstract

This study investigated subjects’ ability to make discriminations within the target and distractor sets following consistent mapping training in a visual search task. Differences in the patterns of reaction time data obtained with and without the requirements to make discriminations within target and distractor sets suggest that automatic processing entails two processing changes. One change involves treating the target set as a single equivalence class. This increases efficiency of the memory comparison process. A second change involves inhibition or filtering of distractor elements, which increases the efficiency of visual search.

DOI
10.3758/BF03207068
Citation Information
John M. Flach. "Within-Set Discriminations in a Consistent Mapping Search Task" Perception, Attention, & Psychophysics Vol. 39 Iss. 6 (1986) p. 397 - 406 ISSN: 00315117
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john_flach/146/