How Attentional Guidance and Response Selection Boost Contextual Learning: Evidence from Eye Movement Journal Articles uri icon

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  • The contextual cueing effect (CCE) refers to the learned association between predictive configuration and target location, speeding up response times for targets. Previous studies have examined the underlying processes (initial perceptual process, attentional guidance, and response selection) of CCE but have not reached a general consensus on their contributions to CCE. In the present study, we used eye tracking to address this question by analyzing the oculomotor correlates of context-guided learning in visual search and eliminating indefinite response factors during response priming. The results show that both attentional guidance and response selection contribute to contextual learning.


  • Wang, Chao
  • Haponenko, Hanna
  • Liu, Xingze
  • Sun, Hongjin
  • Zhao, Guang

publication date

  • December 2019