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ERIC Number: EJ1097938
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1072-0502
Ambiguity Produces Attention Shifts in Category Learning
Vadillo, Miguel A.; Orgaz, Cristina; Luque, David; Nelson, James Byron
Learning & Memory, v23 n4 p134-140 Apr 2016
It has been suggested that people and nonhuman animals protect their knowledge from interference by shifting attention toward the context when presented with information that contradicts their previous beliefs. Despite that suggestion, no studies have directly measured changes in attention while participants are exposed to an interference treatment. In the present experiments, we adapted a dot-probe task to track participants' attention to cues and contexts while they were completing a simple category learning task. The results support the hypothesis that interference produces a change in the allocation of attention to cues and contexts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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