ATTENTION: The software behind KU ScholarWorks is going to be upgraded to a new version toward the end of July. Starting July 15th, users will not be able to log in to the system until the new version is in place. Searching for articles and opening files will continue to work while the system is being updated. If you have any questions, please contact Marianne Reed at .

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorLand, J. Devin
dc.descriptionDissertation (Ph.D.)--University of Kansas, Psychology, 2007.en_US
dc.description.abstractVisual marking (Watson & Humphreys, 1997) and inhibition of return (IOR; Posner & Cohen, 1984) are thought to be distinct visual effects, despite similarities between the two in terms of their time course, their possible use of an inhibitory component, and advantages that each deliver to visual search in general. The present research provided a comparison of the visual marking and IOR effects through two experiments, the first examining patterns of individual differences in the effects, and the second utilizing a task which combined the IOR and visual marking paradigms. Overall, the results suggest that IOR and visual marking occur because of separate processes, but that the two effects may be complementary components in visual search, or related in some other way. The discussion centers on how the results contribute to understanding the similarities and differences between IOR and visual marking, the individual differences finding that some show a preference in using IOR over visual marking in search, and the proposal that IOR might account for a portion of the preview benefit in visual marking studies.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansasen_US
dc.rightsThis item is protected by copyright and unless otherwise specified the copyright of this thesis/dissertation is held by the author.en_US
dc.subjectIndividual differencesen_US
dc.subjectInhibition of returnen_US
dc.subjectPreview benefiten_US
dc.subjectVisual markingen_US
dc.titleThe return of inhibition in visual markingen_US

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record