A feature-weighting account of priming in conjunction search

Becker SI, Horstmann G (2009)
ATTENTION PERCEPTION & PSYCHOPHYSICS 71(2): 258-272.

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Previous research on the priming effect in conjunction search has shown that repeating the target and distractor features across displays speeds mean response times but does not improve search efficiency: Repetitions do not reduce the set size effect-that is, the effect of the number of distractor items-but only modulate the intercept of the search function. In the present study, we investigated whether priming modulates search efficiency when a conjunctively defined target randomly changes between red and green. The results from an eyetracking experiment show that repeating the target across trials reduced the set size effect and, thus, did enhance search efficiency. Moreover, the probability of selecting the target as the first item in the display was higher when the target-distractor displays were repeated across trials than when they changed. Finally, red distractors were selected more frequently than green distractors when the previous target had been red (and vice versa). Taken together, these results indicate that priming in conjunction search modulates processes concerned with guiding attention to the target, by assigning more attentional weight to features sharing the previous target's color.
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Becker SI, Horstmann G. A feature-weighting account of priming in conjunction search. ATTENTION PERCEPTION & PSYCHOPHYSICS. 2009;71(2):258-272.
Becker, S. I., & Horstmann, G. (2009). A feature-weighting account of priming in conjunction search. ATTENTION PERCEPTION & PSYCHOPHYSICS, 71(2), 258-272.
Becker, S. I., and Horstmann, G. (2009). A feature-weighting account of priming in conjunction search. ATTENTION PERCEPTION & PSYCHOPHYSICS 71, 258-272.
Becker, S.I., & Horstmann, G., 2009. A feature-weighting account of priming in conjunction search. ATTENTION PERCEPTION & PSYCHOPHYSICS, 71(2), p 258-272.
S.I. Becker and G. Horstmann, “A feature-weighting account of priming in conjunction search”, ATTENTION PERCEPTION & PSYCHOPHYSICS, vol. 71, 2009, pp. 258-272.
Becker, S.I., Horstmann, G.: A feature-weighting account of priming in conjunction search. ATTENTION PERCEPTION & PSYCHOPHYSICS. 71, 258-272 (2009).
Becker, Stefanie I., and Horstmann, Gernot. “A feature-weighting account of priming in conjunction search”. ATTENTION PERCEPTION & PSYCHOPHYSICS 71.2 (2009): 258-272.
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