Does contextual cuing guide the deployment of attention?

@article{Kunar2007DoesCC,
  title={Does contextual cuing guide the deployment of attention?},
  author={Melina A Kunar and Stephen J. Flusberg and Todd Horowitz and Jeremy M. Wolfe},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance},
  year={2007},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={816-28}
}
Contextual cuing experiments show that when displays are repeated, reaction times to find a target decrease over time even when observers are not aware of the repetition. It has been thought that the context of the display guides attention to the target. The authors tested this hypothesis by comparing the effects of guidance in a standard search task with the effects of contextual cuing. First, in standard search, an improvement in guidance causes search slopes (derived from Reaction Time x Set… CONTINUE READING

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