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ERIC Number: EJ860101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0096-1523
The Role of Perceptual Load in Object Recognition
Lavie, Nilli; Lin, Zhicheng; Zokaei, Nahid; Thoma, Volker
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, v35 n5 p1346-1358 Oct 2009
Predictions from perceptual load theory (Lavie, 1995, 2005) regarding object recognition across the same or different viewpoints were tested. Results showed that high perceptual load reduces distracter recognition levels despite always presenting distracter objects from the same view. They also showed that the levels of distracter recognition were unaffected by a change in the distracter object view under conditions of low perceptual load. These results were found both with repetition priming measures of distracter recognition and with performance on a surprise recognition memory test. The results support load theory proposals that distracter recognition critically depends on the level of perceptual load. The implications for the role of attention in object recognition theories are discussed. (Contains 5 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom