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Exploring the Label Feedback Effect: The Roles of Object Clarity and Relative Prevalence of Target Labels During Visual Search

Abstract The label-feedback hypothesis (Lupyan, 2007, 2012) proposes that language modulates low- and high-level visual processing, such as priming visual object perception. Lupyan and Swingley (2012) found that repeating target names facilitates visual search, reducing response times and increasing accuracy. Hebert, Goldinger, and Walenchok (under review) used a modified design to replicate and extend this finding, and concluded that speaking modulates visual search via template integrity. The current series of experiments 1) replicated the work of Hebert et al. with audio stimuli played through headphones instead of self-directed speech, 2) examined the label feedback effect under conditions of varying object clarity, and 3) explored whether th... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Hebert, Katherine P (Author) / Goldinger, Stephen D (Advisor) / Rogalsky, Corianne (Committee member) / McClure, Samuel M (Committee member) / Benitez, Viridiana (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Cognitive psychology / Neurosciences / label feedback effect / language / low prevalence effect / visual search / working memory
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 71 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Psychology 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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