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Foreknowledge of target stimulus features improves visual search performance as a result of 'feature-based attention' (FBA). Recent studies have reported that 'feature-based expectation' (FBE) also heightens decision sensitivity. Superficially, it appears that the latter work has simply rediscovered (and relabeled) the effects of FBA. However, this is not the case. Here we explain why.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.tics.2016.03.008

Type

Journal article

Journal

Trends Cogn Sci

Publication Date

06/2016

Volume

20

Pages

401 - 404