Testing a postselectional account of across-dimension switch costs

Becker, Stefanie I. (2010) Testing a postselectional account of across-dimension switch costs. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 17 6: 853-861. doi:10.3758/PBR.17.6.853

Author Becker, Stefanie I.
Title Testing a postselectional account of across-dimension switch costs
Journal name Psychonomic Bulletin and Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1069-9384
Publication date 2010-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3758/PBR.17.6.853
Volume 17
Issue 6
Start page 853
End page 861
Total pages 9
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Springer New York LLC
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract In visual search for a pop-out target, responses are faster when the target dimension from the previous trial is repeated than when it changes. Currently, it is unclear whether these across-dimension switch costs originate from processes that guide attention to the target or from later processes (e.g., target identification or response selection). The present study tested two critical predictions of a response-selection account of across-dimension switch costs-namely, (1) that switch costs should occur even when visual attention is guided by a completely different feature and (2) that changing the target dimension should affect the speed of responding, but not the speed of eye movements to the target. The results supported both predictions, indicating that changes of the target dimension do not affect early processes that guide attention to the target but, rather, affect later processes, which commence after the target has been selected. © 2010 The Psychonomic Society, Inc.
Keyword Visual-search
Feature targets
Weighting account
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published under Brief Reports

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