When do I quit? The search termination problem in visual search.

@article{Wolfe2012WhenDI,
  title={When do I quit? The search termination problem in visual search.},
  author={Jeremy M. Wolfe},
  journal={Nebraska Symposium on Motivation. Nebraska Symposium on Motivation},
  year={2012},
  volume={59},
  pages={183-208}
}
  • Jeremy M. Wolfe
  • Published 2012 in
    Nebraska Symposium on Motivation. Nebraska…
In visual search tasks, observers look for targets in displays or scenes containing distracting, non-target items. Most of the research on this topic has concerned the finding of those targets. Search termination is a less thoroughly studied topic. When is it time to abandon the current search? The answer is fairly straight forward when the one and only target has been found (There are my keys.). The problem is more vexed if nothing has been found (When is it time to stop looking for a weapon… CONTINUE READING