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Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology

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Prospects for using visual search tasks in modern cognitive psychology 38

Gorbunova E.S.
PhD, Laboratory Head, Laboratory for Cognitive Psychology of Digital Interface Users, Assistant Professor, School of Psychology, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia

The article describes the main results of modern foreign studies with modifications of classical visual search tasks, as well as proposed classification of such modifications. The essence of visual search is to find target stimuli among the distracters, and the standard task involves finding one target stimulus, which is usually a simple object. Modifications to the standard task may include the presence of more than one target on the screen, the search for more than one type of target, and options that combine both of these modifications. Proposed modifications of the standard task allow not only to study new aspects of visual attention, but also to approach real-life tasks within laboratory studies.

Keywords: visual search, visual attention, hybrid search, foraging search, subsequent search misses, accidental findings.

Column: General psychology


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The article was prepared within the framework of the Basic Research Program at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE).

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