Relax ! Cognitive strategy influences visual search

  title={Relax ! Cognitive strategy influences visual search},
  author={Daniel Smilek and James T. Enns and Philip M. Merikle},
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
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