PERCEPTUAL SELECTIVITY IN A VISUAL RECOGNITION TASK

HOWARD EGETH, EDWARD E. SMITH

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Abstract

ATTEMPTED TO LOCALIZE THE MECHANISM(S) OF SELECTIVITY THROUGH WHICH RECOGNITION ACCURACY MAY BE INFLUENCED BY INSTRUCTIONAL SETS. SETS OF 4 PICTURES EACH WERE DISPLAYED BEFORE, AFTER, OR BEFORE AND AFTER THE TACHISTOSCOPIC PRESENTATION OF A SINGLE CRITICAL PICTURE. SS HAD TO REPORT WHICH 1 OF THE 4 ALTERNATIVES WAS USED AS THE CRITICAL PICTURE. THE STIMULI WITHIN EACH SET OF 4 ALTERNATIVES WERE EITHER HIGHLY SIMILAR TO ONE ANOTHER OR DISTINCTIVELY DIFFERENT. RESULTS INDICATE THAT PERCEPTUAL PROCESSES WERE CAPABLE OF BEING SELECTIVELY TUNED. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)543-549
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Experimental Psychology
Volume74
Issue number4 PART 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 1967

Keywords

  • VISUAL RECOGNITION TASK, PERCEPTUAL SELECTIVITY

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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