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Oculomotor inhibition of return: how soon is it 'recoded' into spatiotopic coordinates?


Hilchey, MD and Klein, RM and Satel, J and Wang, Z, Oculomotor inhibition of return: how soon is it 'recoded' into spatiotopic coordinates?, Attention, perception & psychophysics, 74, (6) pp. 1145-53. ISSN 1943-3921 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2012 Psychonomic Society, Inc.

DOI: doi:10.3758/s13414-012-0312-1


When, in relation to the execution of an eye movement, does the recoding of visual information from retinotopic to spatiotopic coordinates happen? Two laboratories seeking to answer this question using oculomotor inhibition of return (IOR) have generated different answers: Mathôt and Theeuwes (Psychological Science 21:1793-1798, 2010) found evidence for the initial coding of IOR to be retinotopic, while Pertzov, Zohary, and Avidan (Journal of Neuroscience 30:8882-8887, 2010) found evidence for spatiotopic IOR at even shorter postsaccadic intervals than were tested by Mathôt and Theeuwes (Psychological Science 21:1793-1798, 2010). To resolve this discrepancy, we conducted two experiments that combined the methods of the previous two studies while testing as early as possible. We found early spatiotopic IOR in both experiments, suggesting that visual events, including prior fixations, are typically coded into an abstract, allocentric representation of space either before or during eye movements. This type of coding enables IOR to encourage orienting toward novelty and, consequently, to perform the role of a foraging facilitator.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Cognitive and computational psychology
Research Field:Memory and attention
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in psychology
UTAS Author:Satel, J (Dr Jason Satel)
ID Code:111163
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:25
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2016-09-01
Last Modified:2017-10-31

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