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Visual search for a conjunction target is facilitated when distractor sets are segmented over time: the preview benefit Watson and Humphreys (1997) suggested that this benefit involved inhibition of old items (visual marking, VM). We investigated whether the preview benefit is sensitive to the configuration of the old distractors. Old distractors changed their location prior to the occurrence of the new items, while also either changing or maintaining their configuration. Configuration changes disrupted search. The results are consistent with object-based VM, which is sensitive to the configuration of old stimuli.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Percept Psychophys

Publication Date

08/2003

Volume

65

Pages

982 - 996

Keywords

Adult, Female, Humans, Male, Perceptual Masking, Reaction Time, Visual Perception