Foraging for thought: an inhibition-of-return-like effect resulting from directing attention within working memory.

@article{Johnson2013ForagingFT,
  title={Foraging for thought: an inhibition-of-return-like effect resulting from directing attention within working memory.},
  author={Matthew R. Johnson and Julie A. Higgins and Kenneth A. Norman and Per B. Sederberg and Troy A Smith and Marcia K. Johnson},
  journal={Psychological science},
  year={2013},
  volume={24 7},
  pages={1104-12}
}
Perceptual processing of a target stimulus may be inhibited if its location has just been cued, a phenomenon of spatial attention known as inhibition of return (IOR). In the research reported here, we demonstrated a striking effect, wherein items that have just been the focus of reflective attention (internal attention to an active representation) also are inhibited. Participants saw two items, followed by a cue to think back to (i.e., refresh, or direct reflective attention toward) one item… CONTINUE READING
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