Vinsamlegast notið þetta auðkenni þegar þið vitnið til verksins eða tengið í það: http://hdl.handle.net/1946/33216
Serial dependence may bias current perception towards or away from previous visual input. A relative consensus seems to be about attractive biases arising at a post-perceptual decisional stage and repulsive biases happening at low-level perceptual stage. Attention affects serial dependence, non-attended locations do for example not induce serial dependence. In this paper, the serial dependence produced by an attentionally suppressed distractor on subsequent perception was investigated for the first time. Using a perceptual equality judgment task, 24 participants over two experiments had to answer whether two gabor patches, a target and its comparator, had the same orientation. In half of the preceding trials a salient distractor, a gabor patch with similar orientation to the target and which had to be attentionally suppressed, was flashed. The hypothesis was that this distractor would induce repulsive effects upon subsequent target, i.e. negative serial dependence would be found. The results did not support the hypothesis, there was no indication of any serial dependence being evoked by the distractor.