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A Feature-Integration Theory of Attention Cognitive Psychology, Vol. 12, No. 1. (January 1980), pp. 97-136 by Anne M. Treisman, Garry Gelade
    author = {Treisman, Anne M. and Gelade, Garry},
    issn = {0010-0285},
    journal = {Cognitive Psychology},
    keywords = {attention, cognitive-model, feature-attention, model},
    month = jan,
    number = {1},
    pages = {97--136},
    pmid = {7351125},
    posted-at = {2013-07-01 09:21:01},
    priority = {2},
    title = {A {Feature-Integration} Theory of Attention},
    url = {},
    volume = {12},
    year = {1980}

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Search targets which share few features with mutually similar distractors surrounding them are said to `pop out': it seems to require hardly any effort to identify them and search for them is very fast.

Search targets that share most features with their surrounding, on the other hand, require much more time time be identified.