Title

Facilitatory Priming of Scene Layout Depends on Prior Experience with the Scene

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2012

Keywords

Human visual perception, Spatial layout, Depth perception, Distance perception, Priming, Scene perception

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.3758/s13423-012-0332-9

Abstract

Facilitatory scene priming is the positive effect of a scene prime on the immediately subsequent spatial processing of a related target, relative to control primes. In the present experiments, a large set of scenes were presented, each several times. The accuracy of a relational spatial-layout judgment was the main measure (which of two probes in a scene was closer?). The effect of scene primes on sensitivity was near zero for the first presentation of a scene; advantages for scene primes occurred only after two or three presentations. In addition, a bias effect emerged in reaction times for novel scenes. These results imply that facilitatory scene priming requires learning and is top-down in nature. Scene priming may require the consolidation of interscene relations in a memory representation.

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, v. 20, issue 2, p. 274-281

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