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ERIC Number: EJ831505
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 74
ISSN: ISSN-0278-7393
Pure Perceptual-Based Sequence Learning: A Role for Visuospatial Attention
Remillard, Gilbert
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, v35 n2 p528-541 Mar 2009
Learning the structure of a sequence of target locations when target location is not the response dimension and the sequence of target locations is uncorrelated with the sequence of responses is called pure perceptual-based sequence learning. The paradigm introduced by G. Remillard (2003) was used to determine whether orienting of visuospatial attention is an important component of the learning process. Three experiments revealed that the presence of an attention-capturing distractor impaired learning, whereas the presence of a distractor that was expected not to capture attention did not impair learning. These results suggest that the learning mechanism associates only those locations receiving visuospatial attention. (Contains 5 figures, 2 tables and 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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