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Eye Movements and the Label Feedback Effect: Speaking Modulates Visual Search, but Probably Not Visual Perception

Abstract The label-feedback hypothesis (Lupyan, 2007) proposes that language can modulate low- and high-level visual processing, such as “priming” a visual object. Lupyan and Swingley (2012) found that repeating target names facilitates visual search, resulting in shorter reaction times (RTs) and higher accuracy. However, a design limitation made their results challenging to assess. This study evaluated whether self-directed speech influences target locating (i.e. attentional guidance) or target identification after location (i.e. decision time), testing whether the Label Feedback Effect reflects changes in visual attention or some other mechanism (e.g. template maintenance in working memory). Across three experiments, search RTs and eye movemen... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Hebert, Katherine Paige (Author) / Goldinger, Stephen D (Advisor) / Rogalsky, Corianne (Committee member) / McClure, Samuel M (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Cognitive psychology
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 42 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Psychology 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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