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In a serial search, you look at one item at a time, and respond as soon as you see a target. In a parallel search, you look at multiple items at a time and the relevant aspect of the target can be detected quickly regardless of how many distractors there are.
Synonyms: Visual search task
Definition contributed by CWhite about two years ago

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Experimental conditions are the subsets of an experiment that define the relevant experimental manipulation.

CONTRASTS

In the Cognitive Atlas, we define a contrast as any function over experimental conditions. The simplest contrast is the indicator value for a specific condition; more complex contrasts include linear or nonlinear functions of the indicator across different experimental conditions.

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An indicator is a specific quantitative or qualitative variable that is recorded for analysis. These may include behavioral variables (such as response time, accuracy, or other measures of performance) or physiological variables (including genetics, psychophysiology, or brain imaging data).


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REVISION 3

Definition contributed by CWhite about two years ago:In a serial search, you look at one item at a time, and respond as soon as you see a target. In a parallel search, you look at multiple items at a time and the relevant aspect of the target can be detected quickly regardless of how many distractors there are.

REVISION 2

Definition contributed by CWhite about two years ago:In a serial search, you look at one item at a time, and respond as soon as you see a target. In a parallel search, the relevant aspect of the target can be detected quickly regardless of how many distractors there are.

REVISION 1

Definition contributed by CWhite about two years ago:

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Critical color differences determined with a visual search task.
Nagy AL, Sanchez RR
(J Opt Soc Am A)
1990 Jul
Citation added by CWhite about two years ago
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