Rightward attentional bias in perception and memory in normal males and females and dyslexic males

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Elizabeth Sarah Conder (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Frank B. Wood

Abstract: These experiments were conducted to clarify left neglect or rightward attentional bias in normal adults. Rightward bias is found in parietal patients, but explanations of it suggest that a functional rightward bias also occurs in normals without lesions. Following a series by Reuter-Lorenze, Kinsbourne, and Muscovitch, the present studies (1) explore other independent variables for rightward bias, and (2) test its persistence after short term memory distraction. In Experiment 1, 10 males and 10 females saw target marks or upper case letters on the central segment of a horizontal line. Orthogonal to gender, half of the subjects had 1.0 vs. 0.1 second target exposure times. Left or right bias was tested by immediate recognition probes (lower case in the letter condition) displaced to left or right. With vocabulary and block counting ability statistically controlled, there were no main effects or interactions of gender, exposure time, or stimulus type.

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Language: English
Date: 1992
Perception $x Testing
Recognition (Psychology)
Dyslexics $x Testing
Memory $x Testing
Cerebral dominance

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