Perception & Psychophysics

, Volume 62, Issue 6, pp 1280–1296

Attending, ignoring, and repetition: On the relation between negative priming and inhibition of return

  • Bruce Milliken
  • Steven P. Tipper
  • George Houghton
  • Juan Lupiáñez

DOI: 10.3758/BF03212130

Cite this article as:
Milliken, B., Tipper, S.P., Houghton, G. et al. Perception & Psychophysics (2000) 62: 1280. doi:10.3758/BF03212130


A series of spatial localization experiments is reported that addresses the relation betweennegative priming andinhibition of return. The results of Experiment 1 demonstrate that slowed responses to repeated location stimuli can be obscured by repetition priming effects involving stimulus dimensions other than spatial location. The results of Experiments 2, 3A, and 3B demonstrate that these repetition priming effects may occur only when participants are required to respond to the prime display. Together, these results suggest that differences between attended and ignored repetition effects in selective attention studies of spatial localization do not provide a basis for distinguishing between spatial negative priming and inhibition of return.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce Milliken
    • 1
  • Steven P. Tipper
    • 2
  • George Houghton
    • 3
  • Juan Lupiáñez
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada
  2. 2.University of WalesBangorWales
  3. 3.University CollegeLondonEngland
  4. 4.Universidad de GranadaGranadaSpain