Dissociating Orienting Biases From Integration Effects With Eye Movements

Hilchey, Matthew D., Rajsic, Jason, Huffman, Greg, Klein, Raymond M. and Pratt, Jay (2018) Dissociating Orienting Biases From Integration Effects With Eye Movements. Psychological Science, 29 (3). pp. 328-339. ISSN 0956-7976

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Despite decades of research, the conditions under which shifts of attention to prior target locations are facilitated or inhibited remain unknown. This ambiguity is a product of the popular feature discrimination task, in which attentional bias is commonly inferred from the efficiency by which a stimulus feature is discriminated after its location has been repeated or changed. Problematically, these tasks lead to integration effects; effects of target-location repetition appear to depend entirely on whether the target feature or response also repeats, allowing for several possible inferences about orienting bias. To parcel out integration effects and orienting biases, we designed the present experiments to require localized eye movements and manual discrimination responses to serially presented targets with randomly repeating locations. Eye movements revealed consistent biases away from prior target locations. Manual discrimination responses revealed integration effects. These data collectively revealed inhibited reorienting and integration effects, which resolve the ambiguity and reconcile episodic integration and attentional orienting accounts.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: visual attention, episodic memory, selective attention, eye movements, implicit memory
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2019 11:02
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 20:22
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/41681

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