VISUAL SEARCH

the procedure of identifying a target visual stimulant among distractor stimulants. The traits of the target and distractors are altered in experimental analyses to investigate the cognitive functions which cause visual attention.

VISUAL SEARCH: "A common example of visual search is attempting to find one's keys in a messy room or an acquaintance in a crowded mall. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "VISUAL SEARCH," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/visual-search/ (accessed October 12, 2019).
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