Processing the presence, placement, and properties of a distractor in spatial language tasks.

@article{Carlson2008ProcessingTP,
  title={Processing the presence, placement, and properties of a distractor in spatial language tasks.},
  author={Laura A. Carlson and Patrick L Hill},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  year={2008},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={240-55}
}
A common way to describe the location of an object is to spatially relate it to a nearby object. For such descriptions, the object being described is referred to as the located object; the object to which it is spatially related is referred to as the reference object. Typically, however, there are many nearby objects (distractors), resulting in the need for selection. We report three experiments that examine the extent to which a distractor in the display is processed during the selection of a… CONTINUE READING