The effects of visual conspicuousness and the concept of randomness on the recognition of randomness in sequences.

@article{Wiegersma1987TheEO,
  title={The effects of visual conspicuousness and the concept of randomness on the recognition of randomness in sequences.},
  author={S Wiegersma},
  journal={The Journal of general psychology},
  year={1987},
  volume={114 2},
  pages={157-65}
}
  • S Wiegersma
  • Published 1987 in The Journal of general psychology
In a number of studies, tendencies toward nonrepetition in judgments of randomness of visually presented sequences of events have been attributed to a biased concept of randomness. The present study proposed that such bias is due to "bottom-up" visual processes rather than a concept of randomness. Experiment 1 showed that judgments of randomness were less biased when repetitions were made less conspicuous by increasing the distance between adjacent items. Experiment 2 produced comparable… CONTINUE READING