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Set size slope still does not distinguish parallel from serial search

  • Daniel R. Little (a1), Ami Eidels (a2), Joseph W. Houpt (a3) and Cheng-Ta Yang (a4)

Much of the evidence for theories in visual search (including Hulleman & Olivers' [H&O's]) comes from inferences made using changes in mean RT as a function of the number of items in a display. We have known for more than 40 years that these inferences are based on flawed reasoning and obscured by model mimicry. Here we describe a method that avoids these problems.

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