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Feature integration, attention, and fixations during visual search

  • Abbas Khani (a1) (a2) and Mehdi Ordikhani-Seyedlar (a3)

Abstract

We argue that mechanistic premises of “item-based” theories are not invalidated by the fixation-based approach. We use item-based theories to propose an account that does not advocate strict serial item processing and integrates fixations. The main focus of this account is feature integration within fixations. We also suggest that perceptual load determines the size of the fixations.

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