Attending to objects: Endogenous cues can produce inhibition of return

Weger, U.W. and Abrams, R.A. and Law, M.B. and Pratt, J. (2008) Attending to objects: Endogenous cues can produce inhibition of return. Visual Cognition, 16 (5). pp. 659-674. ISSN 1350-6285 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Inhibition of Return (IOR) is effective in a wide range of experimental settings but has proven elusive under conditions of volitional (endogenous) attentional control. This result may be due to a continuing attentional bias towards the cued location. Here we ask whether IOR can be unmasked under endogenous cueing conditions when a predictive cue prevents such a bias. In Experiment 1, a central arrow directed attention endogenously to one end of a rectangular object. Attention initially radiated to an unpredicted location in the object but IOR later impaired target detection at that location. In Experiment 2, attention was directed endogenously to a dynamic object. While target detection was facilitated at a subsequent (and predicted) location of the rotating object, detection-latencies at its original location were slowed. Together the results show that it is possible to produce IOR using endogenous cues.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: association; controlled study; distance perception; experimental design; eye fixation; eye movement; human; human experiment; image display; latent period; normal human; prediction; priority journal; reaction time; signal detection; stimulus response; task performance; visual orientation; visual stimulation
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: C.A. Simms
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 12:01
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2013 16:50
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4567 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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