Efficient search for 3D orientation (e.g. cubes). (#119)

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Reference to Report of Original Finding Enns, J. T., & Rensink, R. A. (1990). Sensitivity to three-dimensional orientation in visual search. Psychological Science, 1(5), 323-326.
Reference to Published Report of Replication Attempt Rosenholtz, R., Huang, J., & Ehinger, K. a. (2012). Rethinking the Role of Top-Down Attention in Vision: Effects Attributable to a Lossy Representation in Peripheral Vision. Frontiers in Psychology, 3(February), 1-15. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00013
Title Efficient search for 3D orientation (e.g. cubes).
If the original article contained multiple experiments, which one did the authors attempt to replicate? e.g., you might respond 'Study 1' or 'Experiment 4'. Similar to E1a
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Brief Statement of Original Result Rectangular solids of one orientation were visual search target, inverted version was distracter. Search slopes shallow
Type of Replication Attempted Fairly Exact Replication
Result Type Failure to Replicate
Number of Subjects
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Difference? Not Applicable
Any Known Methodological Differences
(between original and present study)?
Rosenholtz et al. used cubes rather than rectangular solids, but Sun & Perrona (1995) used cubes and like Enns & Rensink found evidence for rapid search for inverted cubes among upright cubes (although Sun & Perrona did not use a response-time design, they measured temporal thresholds). Rosenholtz used a more random and spare arrangement of stimuli than did both the previous studies and they speculate that this made the crucial difference. They attribute the previous findings of efficient search to "yet-unspecified emergent features" present only in the dense displays. An obvious alternative is the likely difference in average eccentricity of the stimuli.
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