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ERIC Number: EJ934632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0096-1523
Target-to-Target Repetition Cost and Location Negative Priming Are Dissociable: Evidence for Different Mechanisms
Chao, Hsuan-Fu
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, v37 n4 p1074-1082 Aug 2011
In a location-selection task, the repetition of a prior distractor location as the target location would slow down the response. This effect is termed the location negative priming (NP) effect. Recently, it has been demonstrated that repetition of a prior target location as the current target location would also slow down response. Because such target-to-target repetition cost is similar to the phenomenon of inhibition of return (IOR), the possibility of a common mechanism underlying target-to-target repetition cost, location NP, and IOR has been proposed. The current study evaluated this hypothesis by combining a spatial-cuing task with a location NP task. The results of three experiments demonstrated that although IOR interacted with target-to-target repetition cost, there was no interaction between IOR and location NP. These findings suggest that target-to-target repetition cost is more likely to share a common mechanism with IOR, and target-to-target repetition cost and location NP should be attributed to different processes. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan