The effect of familiarity on visual-search performance: evidence for learned basic features.

@article{Malinowski2001TheEO,
  title={The effect of familiarity on visual-search performance: evidence for learned basic features.},
  author={Peter Malinowski and Ruth H{\"u}bner},
  journal={Perception & psychophysics},
  year={2001},
  volume={63 3},
  pages={458-63}
}
In this study, the effects of familiarity on visual search were investigated. To avoid any confounding between familiarity and visual-feature differences between item pairs, Ns and mirror-Ns were presented as target and as distractors to a group of German participants and to a group of Slavic participants. For the Germans only N was familiar, whereas for the Slavs both N and mirror-N were familiar. The results show that search was difficult only when the Germans had to find an N among mirror-Ns… CONTINUE READING

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