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Number of Fixations in Search*
*Error bars are standard errors of the mean.
•Fixations in Search: after the saccade to the search image, this variable represents the average number of fixations made before the subject responds correctly (i.e., a Hit, if the target is present, or Correct Rejection if the target is absent). Note that the count includes the last fixation when the subject press their response button.
•3 number of items is the 3 late-onset cue condition (3 X's flashed to constrain the search to 3 locations)
•4 number of items is the 4 late-onset cue condition (4 X's flashed to constrain the search to 4 locations)
•"all" number of items is the 0 late-onset cue condition (all the X's flashed signaling to subjects to search all 12 locations)
Comments and observations
(Note: the circle symbols are feature trials, and the square symbols are conjunction trials. The closed symbols are target-present trials, and open symbols are target-absent trials).
1. Again, there appears to be a clear effect of number of search items in the feature search target present condition in terms of number of fixations made before subjects to responded correctly: 2.85 fixations, on average, in the late-onset conditions verses 2.5 fixations in the no late-onset (or 12 item search) condition.