Intentional versus unintentional use of contingencies between perceptual events.

@article{Carlson1996IntentionalVU,
  title={Intentional versus unintentional use of contingencies between perceptual events.},
  author={Kerri A. Carlson and John H. Flowers},
  journal={Perception & psychophysics},
  year={1996},
  volume={58 3},
  pages={460-70}
}
In three experiments we studied human ability to use statistical contingencies between visual stimuli (flankers and targets) to improve performance in a letter-digit classification task. We compared the performance of explicitly informed subjects with that of subjects who were told nothing of the contingencies. Simultaneous presentation of flankers and targets (Experiment 1) produced evidence of unintentional contingency use by both informed and uninformed subjects. When stimuli on trial n… CONTINUE READING

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