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Aginsky, V. & Tarr, M. J. (2000). How are different properties of a scene encoded in visual memory? Visual Cognition, 7 (1/2/3), 147--162.

  author = 	 {Aginsky, Vlada and 
                  Tarr, Michael J.},
  title = 	 {How are different properties of a scene encoded
                  in visual memory?},
  journal = 	 {Visual Cognition},
  year = 	 {2000},
  key = 	 {},
  volume = 	 {7},
  number = 	 {},
  pages = 	 {147--162},
  month = 	 {},
  note = 	 {},
  annote = 	 {}

Author of the summary: Jim Davies, 2006, jim@jimdavies.org

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Simons & Levin 1997: little of what we see is remembered. [148]

At first glance the reasoner gets the overall structure of the scene (configural properties). Further attention must be paid to remember details like color (surface properties).

This study uses the Flicker paradigm (Rensink et. al. 1997) in which Ss look at a picture, get a mask, then a different picture. It's tough to see the difference, and can be used to test what is in visual memory.

In this paper, if the S is cued to look for color changes, it helps them detect the change in the flicker paradigm. The presence/absence of objects did not benefit from cueing. There was no difference for cueing or not cueing for configural properties. [153-4]

Day (1978) and miller (1978) found that cueing a color helped in visual search for that color, but cueing a shape did not help in looking for that shape.[159]

In this paper, they are cueing for color in general.

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