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Contextual Cueing
This paper researches contextual cueing, an information retrieval process.
# 101551 | 2,218 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Feb 27, 2008 in Psychology (Memory)

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The paper explores the history and development of the contextual cueing effect. The paper explains that this is an information retrieval process that appears to have strong connections to the environment in which stimuli occur, the time in which stimuli occur, the previous cultural experiences of the perceiver and the memory of the perceiver. The paper looks at discoveries in contextual cuing in different areas and the limitations and implications of contextual cueing in theory and in practice.

History and Development of Contextual Cueing
Contextual Cueing For Real-World Scenarios
Limitations and Implications for the Research

From the Paper:

"The initial research into contextual cueing occurred in 1998, when Chun and Jiang sought to establish whether visual task orientation was governed in part by what they referred to as "global context" (p. 28). The researchers started from the perspective that the complexity of visual images is such that "only a small subset of this information is available to conscious or working memory at any given moment" (p. 28). Yet despite the limited information available, the image was still readily assimilated and processed by the viewer. Moreover, Chun and Jiang (1998) noted that earlier research efforts had demonstrated that visual accuracy was contingent upon traits other than straightforward visual perception, such as training in sight and information processing."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Balkenius, C. (2003). Cognitive processes in contextual cueing. Paper published by Lund University. Retrieved 16 January from
  • Brockmole, J. R., Castelhano, M. S., & Henderson, J. M. (2006). Contextual cueing in naturalistic scenes: global and local contexts. Journal of Experimental Psychology. Vol. 32 (4). 699 - 706.
  • Chun, M. M. & Jiang, Y. (1998). Contextual cueing: Implicit learning and memory of visual context guides spatial attention. Cognitive Psychology. Vol. 36. 28 - 71.
  • Chun, M. M. (2000). Contextual cueing of visual attention. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. Vol 4 (5).
  • Jiang, Y. & Wagner, L. C. (2003). What is learned in spatial contextual cueing: configuration or individual locations? Perception & Psychophysics.

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