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Task specificity and the influence of memory on visual search: comment on Võ and Wolfe (2012).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23205947     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Recent results from Võ and Wolfe (2012b) suggest that the application of memory to visual search may be task specific: Previous experience searching for an object facilitated later search for that object, but object information acquired during a different task did not appear to transfer to search. The latter inference depended on evidence that a preview task did not improve later search, but Võ and Wolfe used a relatively insensitive, between-subjects design. Here, we replicated the Võ and Wolfe study using a within-subject manipulation of scene preview. A preview session (focused either on object location memory or on the assessment of object semantics) reliably facilitated later search. In addition, information acquired from distractors in a scene-facilitated search when the distractor later became the target. Instead of being strongly constrained by task, visual memory is applied flexibly to guide attention and gaze during visual search.
Authors:
Andrew Hollingworth
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comment; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1939-1277     ISO Abbreviation:  J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-04     Completed Date:  2013-05-10     Revised Date:  2013-12-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502589     Medline TA:  J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1596-603     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Eye Movements / physiology*
Female
Humans
Learning / physiology*
Male
Memory, Episodic*
Space Perception / physiology*
Visual Perception / physiology*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
R01 EY017356/EY/NEI NIH HHS; R01 EY017356/EY/NEI NIH HHS
Comments/Corrections
Comment On:
J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform. 2012 Feb;38(1):23-41   [PMID:  21688939 ]

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