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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2017, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (9): 1503-1511.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2017.01503

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 The effect of selective attention in contextual cueing

 ZANG Xuelian1,2,3; ZHANG Xiaoxiao2,3; JIA Lina4; LI Genqiang5; LI Hong2,3   

  1.  (1 China Centre for Special Economic Zone Research, Shenzhen University) (2 College of Psychology and Sociology, Shenzhen University) (3 Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Affective and Social Cognitive Science, Shenzhen University, 518060, China) (4 Department of Education, School of Humanities, Jiangnan University, Wuxi 214122, China) (5 Department of Psychology, Xinxiang Medical College, Xinxiang 453003, China)
  • Received:2016-12-05 Online:2017-09-15 Published:2017-07-14
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Abstract:  The learning of repeated spatial context expedites human visual search performance, an effect termed as contextual cueing. In the presented review, we investigated the interaction between contextual cueing effects and selective attention based on behavioral, eye movements and the related brain responses to contextual cueing. The review addressed multiple conflicts findings in previous studies which increased the difficulty to understand selective attention mechanism. In order to further disclosure selective attention mechanism of contextual cueing, future study should combine standard contextual cueing paradigm with advanced neuroscience technologies to offer more physiological evidence about the influence of attention on contextual cueing effect.

Key words:  selective attention, contextual cueing, implicit learning, contextual memory, memory retrieval

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