Objects do not aid inhibition of return in crossing the vertical meridian

Weger, Ulrich W. and Al-Aidroos, Naseem and Pratt, Jay (2008) Objects do not aid inhibition of return in crossing the vertical meridian. Psychological Research, 72 (2). pp. 176-182. ISSN 0340-0727. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Location-based cuing experiments have shown that inhibition of return (IOR) spreads beyond a cued location but appears to be confined to the cued hemifield by the vertical meridian. Previous studies have also shown that IOR can spread across objects and here we investigate whether an object can be used to mediate the spreading of IOR into the opposite hemifield. Two experiments used a rectangular object that surrounded four target locations, two to the left and right of a central fixation point. The spreading of IOR in the presence of the object was determined and compared with a condition where the object-frame was absent. Object-present and object-absent trials were either mixed within a block (Experiment 1) or divided into separate blocks (Experiment 2). Both experiments revealed robust inhibition in the cued but not the uncued hemifield, further demonstrating the hemifield-based spreading of IOR.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: C.A. Simms
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 12:02
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2014 10:16
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4568 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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