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Automatic selection of irrelevant object features through working memory: evidence for top-down attentional capture.

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Recent research has shown that the contents of working memory (WM) can guide the early deployment of attention in visual search. Here, we assessed whether this guidance occurred for all attributes of items held in WM, or whether effects are based on just the attributes relevant for the memory task. We asked observers to hold in memory just the shape of a coloured object and to subsequently search for a target line amongst distractor lines, each embedded within a different object. On some tria...

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10.1027/1618-3169.56.3.165

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Author
Journal:
Experimental psychology
Volume:
56
Issue:
3
Pages:
165-172
Publication date:
2009-01-01
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ISSN:
1618-3169
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uuid:750db253-3fc1-46c4-bf55-bdf8b696135f
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311701
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pubs:311701

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