Do multielement visual tracking and visual search draw continuously on the same visual attention resources?

@article{Alvarez2005DoMV,
  title={Do multielement visual tracking and visual search draw continuously on the same visual attention resources?},
  author={George A. Alvarez and Todd Horowitz and Helga C Arsenio and Jennifer S Dimase and Jeremy M. Wolfe},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance},
  year={2005},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={643-67}
}
Multielement visual tracking and visual search are 2 tasks that are held to require visual-spatial attention. The authors used the attentional operating characteristic (AOC) method to determine whether both tasks draw continuously on the same attentional resource (i.e., whether the 2 tasks are mutually exclusive). The authors found that observers can search and track within the same trial significantly better than would be predicted if the 2 tasks were mutually exclusive. In fact, the AOC for… CONTINUE READING
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