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Attentional priming does not enable observers to ignore salient distractors

Visual Cognition. 2019. Vol. 27. No. 5-8. P. 595-608.

It is commonly assumed that we find targets faster if we know what they look like. Such top-down guidance plays an important role in theories of visual attention. A recent provocative proposal is that effects attributed to top-down guidance instead reflect attentional priming.