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Parallel attentive processing and pre-attentive guidance

  • Hermann J. Müller (a1) (a2), Heinrich René Liesefeld (a1), Rani Moran (a3) (a4) (a5) and Marius Usher (a5)

Abstract

This commentary focuses on two related, open questions in Hulleman & Olivers' (H&O's) proposal: (1) the nature of the parallel attentive process that determines target presence within, and thus presumably the size of, the functional visual field, and (2) how the pre-attentive guidance mechanism must be conceived to also account for search performance in tasks that afford no reliable target-based guidance.

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