publication . Article . 2001

How to produce an absent-advantage in visual search

Hübner, Ronald; Malinowski, Peter;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2001 Journal: Perception & Psychophysics, volume 63, pages 258-271 (issn: 0031-5117, eissn: 1532-5962, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
  • Country: Germany
Abstract
In a series of four experiments, we investigated the conditions under which target-absent responses are faster than target-present responses in visual search. Previous experiments have shown that such an absent-advantage occurs mainly for homogeneous distractors arranged in a regular pattern. From these results, it has been concluded that the absent-advantage is due to perceptual processes, such as grouping by similarity. Our data show that such processes are not sufficient. Rather, the absentadvantage is the result of interactions between perceptual and decisional processes. Certain perceptual conditions, such as randomizing stimulus patterns, lead to specific ...
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free text keywords: Experimental and Cognitive Psychology, Sensory Systems, General Psychology, Stimulus (physiology), Regular pattern, Psychophysics, Perception, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Homogeneous, Communication, business.industry, business, Cognition, Visual search, Discrimination learning, Psychology, ddc:150
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publication . Article . 2001

How to produce an absent-advantage in visual search

Hübner, Ronald; Malinowski, Peter;