distractor suppression

Statistical regularities induce spatial as well as feature-specific suppression

We are constantly extracting regularities from the visual environment to optimize attentional orienting. Here we examine the phenomenon that recurrent presentation of distractors in a specific location leads to its attentional suppression. …

Spatial suppression due to statistical regularities is driven by distractor suppression not target activation

Where and what we attend to is not only determined by what we are currently looking for but also by what we have encountered in the past. Recent studies suggest that biasing the probability by which distractors appear at locations in visual space may …