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Cueing Visual Attention to Spatial Locations With Auditory Cues

Kean, Matt and Crawford, Trevor (2008) Cueing Visual Attention to Spatial Locations With Auditory Cues. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 2 (3). pp. 1-13.

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Abstract

We investigated exogenous and endogenous orienting of visual attention to the spatial location of an auditory cue. In Experiment 1, significantly faster saccades were observed to visual targets appearing ipsilateral, compared to contralateral, to the peripherallypresented cue. This advantage was greatest in an 80% target-at-cue (TAC) condition but equivalent in 20% and 50% TAC conditions. In Experiment 2, participants maintained central fixation while making an elevation judgment of the peripheral visual target. Performance was significantly better for the cued side of the display, and this advantage was equivalent across the three expectancy conditions. Results point to attentional processes, rather than simply ipsilateral response preparation, and suggest that orienting visual attention to a sudden auditory stimulus is difficult to avoid.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Eye Movement Research
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
ID Code: 57782
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 22 Aug 2012 14:32
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 00:02
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/57782

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