How much memory does oculomotor search have?

Jason S. McCarley, Ranxiao F. Wang, Arthur F. Kramer, David E. Irwin, Matthew S. Peterson

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Research has demonstrated that oculomotor visual search is guided by memory for which items or locations within a display have already been inspected. In the study reported here, we used a gaze-contingent search paradigm to examine properties of this memory. Data revealed a memory buffer for search history of three to four items. This buffer was effected in part by a space-based trace attached to a location independently of whether the object that had been seen at that position remained visible, and was subject to interference from other stimuli seen in the course of a trial.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)422-426
Number of pages5
JournalPsychological Science
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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