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Threat captures attention but does not affect learning of contextual regularities
Cognition & Emotion
Some of the stimulus features that guide visual attention are abstract properties of objects such as potential threat to one's survival, whereas others are complex configurations such as visual contexts that are learned through past experiences. The present study investigated the two functions that guide visual attention, threat detection and learning of contextual regularities, in visual search. Search arrays contained images of threat and non-threat objects, and their locations were fixed ondoi:10.1080/02699931.2015.1115752 pmid:26619327 fatcat:qre25ybslvfsxjms4ocyakjzim