Attentional guidance by salient feature singletons depends on intertrial contingencies.

@article{Olivers2003AttentionalGB,
  title={Attentional guidance by salient feature singletons depends on intertrial contingencies.},
  author={Christian N. L. Olivers and Glyn W. Humphreys},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance},
  year={2003},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={650-7}
}
Evidence that salient feature singletons guide attention only when the target and the singleton frequently coincide has been taken to suggest that selection of singletons is under top-down control: Observers strategically use an attentional set sensitive to the singleton being a target. Changing the singleton-target (or singleton-distractor) coincidence also changes the opportunity for facilitative and disruptive intertrial effects to occur. The authors show that benefits and costs associated… CONTINUE READING

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