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ERIC Number: EJ985208
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0278-2626
Investigating Hemispheric Lateralization of Reflexive Attention to Gaze and Arrow Cues
Marotta, Andrea; Lupianez, Juan; Casagrande, Maria
Brain and Cognition, v80 n3 p361-366 Dec 2012
Recent studies have demonstrated that central cues, such as eyes and arrows, reflexively trigger attentional shifts. However, it is not clear whether the attentional mechanisms induced by these two cues are similar or rather differ in some important way. We investigated hemispheric lateralization of the orienting effects induced by the two cue types in a group of 48 healthy participants comparing arrows and eye gaze as central non-predictive cues in a discrimination task, in which a target stimulus was briefly presented in one of two peripheral positions (left or right of fixation). As predicted by neuropsychological data, reflexive orienting to gaze cues was only observed when the target was presented in the left visual field, whereas reflexive orienting to arrow cues occurred for targets presented in both left and right visual fields. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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