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Match to Sample Visual Search (MTS)

Match to Sample Visual Search is a simultaneous visual search task with response latency dissociated from movement time. Efficient performance on this task requires the ability to search among the targets and ignore the distractor patterns which have elements in common with the target.

Administration time

9 minutes

Task format

The participant is shown a complex visual pattern in the middle of the screen. After a brief delay, a varying number of similar patterns are shown in a circle of boxes around the edge of the screen. Only one of these boxes matches the pattern in the centre of the screen and the participant must indicate which it is by selecting it.

Outcome measures

The outcome measures for this task cover number and percentage correct, movement and reaction times.

Normative data 

Please contact us to discuss your normative data requirements. Please note, we do not recommend using normative data in place of a control group.

Match to Sample Visual Search (MTS)

Match to Sample Visual Search (MTS)



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