Relax! Cognitive strategy influences visual search

@inproceedings{Smilek2006RelaxCS,
  title={Relax! Cognitive strategy influences visual search},
  author={Daniel Smilek and James T. Enns and John D. Eastwood and Philip M. Merikle},
  year={2006}
}
Two experiments evaluated whether visual search can be made more efficient by having participants give up active control over the guidance of attention. In Experiment 1 participants were instructed to search while either actively directing their attention to the target or by passively allowing the target to just “pop” into their minds. Results showed that passive instructions led to more efficient search on a hard task but not on an easy task. In Experiment 2 participants completed the search… CONTINUE READING

Figures and Tables from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 63 CITATIONS

Examining the effects of passive and active strategies on behavior during hybrid visual memory search: evidence from eye tracking

  • Cognitive research: principles and implications
  • 2019
VIEW 22 EXCERPTS
CITES BACKGROUND, METHODS & RESULTS
HIGHLY INFLUENCED

Person perception informs understanding of cognition during visual search

  • Attention, perception & psychophysics
  • 2011
VIEW 5 EXCERPTS
CITES METHODS, RESULTS & BACKGROUND

Effects of memory load on visual search.

VIEW 7 EXCERPTS
CITES BACKGROUND & METHODS
HIGHLY INFLUENCED

FILTER CITATIONS BY YEAR

2004
2019

CITATION STATISTICS

  • 6 Highly Influenced Citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 39 REFERENCES

dual systems perspective

A. Lleras, A. von Mühlenen
  • Perception and Psychophysics ,
  • 2004