Prioritizing new elements with a brief preview period: evidence against visual marking.


Watson and Humphreys (1997) have proposed that the ability to prioritize new elements over old elements involves a time-consuming process (of at least 400 msec) of active inhibition of the locations of the old elements, which they referred to as visual marking. Recently, Donk and Theeuwes (2001) have suggested that prioritized selection of new over old… (More)

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