The role of object categories in hybrid visual and memory search.

  title={The role of object categories in hybrid visual and memory search.},
  author={Corbin A Cunningham and Jeremy M. Wolfe},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. General},
  volume={143 4},
In hybrid search, observers search for any of several possible targets in a visual display containing distracting items and, perhaps, a target. Wolfe (2012) found that response times (RTs) in such tasks increased linearly with increases in the number of items in the display. However, RT increased linearly with the log of the number of items in the memory set. In earlier work, all items in the memory set were unique instances (e.g., this apple in this pose). Typical real-world tasks involve more… CONTINUE READING
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