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'Target absent' decisions in cancer nodule detection are more efficient than 'target present' decisions!

Crawford, Trevor Jeremy and Litchfield, Damien and Donovan, Tim (2017) 'Target absent' decisions in cancer nodule detection are more efficient than 'target present' decisions! Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40. pp. 23-24. ISSN 0140-525X

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    Abstract

    Many parts of the medical image are never fixated when a radiologist searches for cancer nodules. Experts are able to use peripheral vision very efficiently. The size of the functional visual field appears to increase according to the level of expertise. However, searching a medical image diverges, in a puzzling way, from the typical search for a target feature in the laboratory.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Behavioral and Brain Sciences
    Additional Information: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/behavioral-and-brain-sciences/article/targetabsent-decisions-in-cancer-nodule-detection-are-more-efficient-than-targetpresent-decisions/B9EE54F847728EF5B71C37DAF478243D The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40, pp e136 2017, © 2004 Cambridge University Press.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Cancer ; nodule detection ; Visual Search ; attention ; medical image perception
    Subjects:
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
    Faculty of Health and Medicine > Medicine
    ID Code: 78320
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 22 Feb 2016 09:26
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 20 Jul 2018 00:49
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/78320

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