A unified model for perceptual learning

  title={A unified model for perceptual learning},
  author={A. Seitz and T. Watanabe},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  • A. Seitz, T. Watanabe
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences
  • Perceptual learning in adult humans and animals refers to improvements in sensory abilities after training. These improvements had been thought to occur only when attention is focused on the stimuli to be learned (task-relevant learning) but recent studies demonstrate performance improvements outside the focus of attention (task-irrelevant learning). Here, we propose a unified model that explains both task-relevant and task-irrelevant learning. The model suggests that long-term sensitivity… CONTINUE READING
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