The stimulus movement effect: allocation of attention or artifact?

@article{Washburn1993TheSM,
  title={The stimulus movement effect: allocation of attention or artifact?},
  author={David A. Washburn},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Animal behavior processes},
  year={1993},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={380-90}
}
In previous reports--including one by the author--learning has been shown to benefit by having discriminanda move rather than remain stationary. This stimulus movement effect might be attributed to several theoretical mechanisms, including attention, topological memory, and exposure duration. The series of experiments reported in this article was designed to contrast these potential explanatory factors. Ten rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) were tested on a variety of computerized tasks in which… CONTINUE READING