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Visual Search

  • By: Michael J. Proulx
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Visual search is the act of looking for an item. The target of one's search can be defined as an object (such as a person), a feature (such as a color), or an event (such as the sudden appearance of something). Visual search has two roles in the study of ...