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Advances in Psychological Science    2013, Vol. 21 Issue (7) : 1173-1185     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2013.01173
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Spatial Contextual Cueing Effect and Its Mechanisms
ZHAO Feifei;REN Yanju
(School of Psychology, Shandong Normal University, Jinan, 250014, China)
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Abstract  Invariant spatial configuration of the visual environment can guide observer's attention to specific location and facilitates recognition of the target in it, which is called spatial contextual cueing effect. Based on the systematic review on the previous studies, the present article introduced the classical studies and experimental paradigms of spatial contextual cueing effect, characteristics, content and process of spatial contextual learning, analyzed the mechanisms and neural bases of this effect. Finally, the article carried on the summary of five controversial issues in the previous studies and pointed out that future research could manipulate some key variables, such as materials and task difficulties, to solve these problems.
Keywords visual search      spatial contextual cueing effect      spatial contextual learning     
Corresponding Authors: REN Yanju   
Issue Date: 15 July 2013
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ZHAO Feifei,REN Yanju. Spatial Contextual Cueing Effect and Its Mechanisms[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2013, 21(7): 1173-1185.
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http://journal.psych.ac.cn/xlkxjz/EN/10.3724/SP.J.1042.2013.01173     OR     http://journal.psych.ac.cn/xlkxjz/EN/Y2013/V21/I7/1173
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