Learned predictiveness influences rapid attentional capture: evidence from the dot probe task.

@article{Pelley2013LearnedPI,
  title={Learned predictiveness influences rapid attentional capture: evidence from the dot probe task.},
  author={Mike E Le Pelley and Miguel A. Vadillo and David Luque},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  year={2013},
  volume={39 6},
  pages={1888-900}
}
Attentional theories of associative learning and categorization propose that learning about the predictiveness of a stimulus influences the amount of attention that is paid to that stimulus. Three experiments tested this idea by looking at the extent to which stimuli that had previously been experienced as predictive or nonpredictive in a categorization task were able to capture attention in a dot probe task. Consistent with certain attentional theories of learning, responses to the dot probe… CONTINUE READING
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