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Orienting attention based on long-term memory improves perceptual discriminations

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The role of attentional orienting in daily life is to selectively deploy both behavioural and neural resources towards events, based on continually changing task goals and expectations, in order to optimize performance. In the following experiment, we show that attentional orienting is influenced by long-term memories in a perceptual discrimination task. In the learning phase, participants were trained on 120 ecologically valid natural scenes, of which 80 contained a target. Their task was to...

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10.1038/npre.2009.2960.1

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University of Oxford
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MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Research group:
Brain & Cognition Laboratory
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Research group:
Brain & Cognition Laboratory
Role:
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Research group:
Brain & Cognition Laboratory
Role:
Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Research group:
Brain & Cognition Laboratory
Oxford college:
New College
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Rao, A
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2009-07-06

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