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The cognitive advantage for one’s own name is not simply familiarity: An eye-tracking study
- Hongsheng Yang, F. Wang, N. Gu, Xiao Gao, Guang Zhao
- PsychologyPsychonomic bulletin & review
- 4 April 2013
Eye-tracking technique and visual search task provided important evidence that one’s own name has the potential to capture attention and that familiarity cannot account for this advantage.
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