Perceptual organization and focused attention: the role of objects and proximity in visual processing.

@article{Kramer1991PerceptualOA,
  title={Perceptual organization and focused attention: the role of objects and proximity in visual processing.},
  author={Arthur F. Kramer and Amanda Jacobson},
  journal={Perception & psychophysics},
  year={1991},
  volume={50 3},
  pages={267-84}
}
The influence of the Gestalt grouping principles of similarity, closure, and proximity on the size of the response-compatibility effect was examined in a focused attention task. In three studies, subjects responded to a centrally located target and attempted to ignore adjacent distractors. The distractors, which served as targets on other trials, could be compatible, incompatible, or neutral with respect to the response of the target. In addition, the distractors and the target could be… CONTINUE READING
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