Visual scanning: relaxed vs. systematic searches

31 10 2007

In my Introduction to Psychology classes, we’re studying sensation and perception. The excellent weblog Cognitive Daily covers new research on something related: cognition and visual searches:

Cognitive Daily: Can you “use the force” to find things faster?:

People who study visual search have found anecdotally that just “relaxing” and looking for objects based on “gut instinct” can often be more effective than actively directing attention to a search.

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