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Advances in Psychological Science    2013, Vol. 21 Issue (11) : 1913-1926     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2013.01913
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Cognitive Mechanism of Visual Inhibition of Return
ZHANG Yang;PENG Chunhua;SUN Yang;ZHANG Ming
(1 Department of Psychology, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China) (2 Department of Psychology, Chongqing University of Arts and Sciences, Chongqing 402160, China) (3 Department of Psychology, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China)
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Inhibition of return (IOR) refers to slower responses to targets appeared at previous attended locations than to those at control locations. Here we shall review the cognitive mechanism theories of IOR and discuss how IOR is generated and expressed. We have classified the theories into two broad categories: the first category of theories focus on how IOR affects different stages of information processing, which includes perceptual inhibition theory, motor/response inhibition theory, dual components theory and inhibitory tagging theory; The second category of theories tend to focus more on how the top-down factors, such as task set, modulate the expression of IOR, which includes integration-segregation theory and three factors theory.

Keywords inhibition of return      perceptual/response inhibition theory      dual components theory      inhibitory tagging theory      integration-segregation/three factors theory     
Corresponding Authors: ZHANG Ming;ZHANG Yang   
Issue Date: 15 November 2013
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ZHANG Yang,PENG Chunhua,SUN Yang, et al. Cognitive Mechanism of Visual Inhibition of Return[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2013, 21(11): 1913-1926.
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