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ERIC Number: EJ916938
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0965
Rapid Resumption of Interrupted Search Is Independent of Age-Related Improvements in Visual Search
Lleras, Alejandro; Porporino, Mafalda; Burack, Jacob A.; Enns, James T.
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v109 n1 p58-72 May 2011
In this study, 7-19-year-olds performed an interrupted visual search task in two experiments. Our question was whether the tendency to respond within 500 ms after a second glimpse of a display (the "rapid resumption" effect ["Psychological Science", 16 (2005) 684-688]) would increase with age in the same way as overall search efficiency. The results indicated no correlation of rapid resumption with search speed either across age groups (7, 9, 11, and 19 years) or at the level of individual participants. Moreover, relocating the target randomly between looks reduced the rate of rapid resumption in a very similar way at each age. These results imply that implicit perceptual prediction during search is invariant across this age range and is distinct from other critical processes such as feature integration and control over spatial attention. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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