Inhibition of Return (IOR)

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Inhibition of Return (IOR)

The Inhibition of Return (IOR) task as described by Abroms & Fillmore (2004).
Duration: 30 minutes
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Posner, M. I., Rafal, R. D., Choate, L. S., & Vaughan, J. (1985). Inhibition of return: Neural basis and function. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 2, 211–228.

Watanabe, K. (January 01, 2001). Inhibition of return in averaging saccades. Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale, 138, 3, 330-42.

Abroms, B.D. & Fillmore, M.T. (2004). Alcohol-Induced Impairment of Inhibitory Mechanisms Involved in Visual Search. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 12, 243–250.

Grison, S., Paul, M. A., Kessler, K., & Tipper, S. P. (January 01, 2005). Inhibition of object identity in inhibition of return: implications for encoding and retrieving inhibitory processes. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 12, 3, 553-8.

Rinehart, N. J., Bradshaw, J. L., Moss, S. A., Brereton, A. V., & Tonge, B. J. (January 01, 2008). Brief report: inhibition of return in young people with autism and Asperger's disorder. Autism : the International Journal of Research and Practice, 12, 3, 249-60.

Satel, J., Hilchey, M. D., Wang, Z., Story, R., & Klein, R. M. (January 01, 2013). The effects of ignored versus foveated cues upon inhibition of return: an event-related potential study. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 75, 1, 29-40.