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ERIC Number: EJ825660
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0278-2626
Functional Hemispheric Differences for the Categorization of Global and Local Information in Naturalistic Stimuli
Hubner, Ronald; Studer, Tobias
Brain and Cognition, v69 n1 p11-18 Feb 2009
Up to now functional hemispheric asymmetries for global/local processing have mainly been investigated with hierarchical letters as stimuli. In the present study, three experiments were conducted to examine whether corresponding visual-field (VF) effects can also be obtained with more naturalistic stimuli. To this end, images of animals with a pattern placed on their body were displayed as stimuli. The task for the global level and for the local level was to categorize the animals and the patterns, respectively. As a result, VF-effects were also found for these stimuli and tasks. It is concluded that the hemispheric differences observed for hierarchical letters also hold for naturalistic stimuli. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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