• J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform · Aug 2016

    Configural learning in contextual cuing of visual search.

    • Tom Beesley, Miguel A Vadillo, Daniel Pearson, and David R Shanks.
    • School of Psychology, University of New South Wales.
    • J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform. 2016 Aug 1; 42 (8): 1173-85.

    AbstractTwo experiments were conducted to explore the role of configural representations in contextual cuing of visual search. Repeating patterns of distractors (contexts) were trained incidentally as predictive of the target location. Training participants with repeating contexts of consistent configurations led to stronger contextual cuing than when participants were trained with contexts of inconsistent configurations. Computational simulations with an elemental associative learning model of contextual cuing demonstrated that purely elemental representations could not account for the results. However, a configural model of associative learning was able to simulate the ordinal pattern of data. (PsycINFO Database Record(c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved).

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