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Conjunction Search occurs when a single feature search is insufficient in a visual search task. In a conjunction search each item in the visual array must be examined to determine if it is the target stimulus. The number of distracters can greatly increase the search time in a conjunction search.

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  • Bilsky, A. A., & Wolfe, J. M. (1995). Part-whole information is useful in size X size but not in orientation X orientation conjunction searches. Perception and Psychophysics, 57(6), 749-760.

Bilsky, A. A., Wolfe, J. M., & Friedman-Hill, S. F. (1994). Part-whole information is useful in size X size but not in orientation X orientation conjunction searches. Investigative Opthalmology and Visual Science., 35(4), 1622.

  • Carrasco, M., Evert, D. L., Chang, I., & Katz, S. M. (1995). The eccentricity effect: Target eccentricity affects performance on conjunction searches. Perception and Psychophysics, 57(8), 1241-1261.
  • Cohen, A., & Ivry, R. B. (1991). Density effects in conjunction search: Evidence for coarse location mechanism of feature integration. J. Exp. Psychol. Human Perception and Performance, 17(4), 891-901

Driver, J. (1992a). Motion coherence and conjunction search: Implications for guided search theory. Perception & Psychophysics, 51(1), 79-85.

  • Muller, H. M., Humphreys, G. W., & Donnelly, N. (1994). SEarch via Recursive Rejection (SERR): Visual

search for single and dual form conjunction targets. J. Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 20(2), 235-258.

  • Shibuya, H., & Bundesen, C. (1993). Efficiency of visual selection in duplex and conjunction conditions in partial report. Perception and Psychophysics, 45(6), 716-732.
  • Theeuwes, J., & Kooi, J. L. (1994). Parallel search for a conjunction of shape and contrast polarity. Vision Research, 34(22), 3013-3016.
  • Treisman, A., & Sato, S. (1990). Conjunction search revisited. J. Exp. Psychol: Human Perception and Performance, 16(3), 459-478.
  • Zhou, W., Chen, L., & Zhang, X. (1992). Topological perception: Holes in illusory conjunction and visual search. Investigative Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci., 33(4), 958 (abs #1326).
  • Zhou, W., Zhang, X., & Chen, L. (1993). Shape transformation in illusory conjunctions. [[Investigative

Ophthalmology and Visual Science]], 34(4), 1082.

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