Cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying lateral biases in human vision

Grant number: DP0209343

Abstract

Under conditions of unconstrained viewing, humans show a consistent and reliable asymmetry in their perception of visual stimuli. This bias, which favours the left side, arises at a post-retinal level and is hypothesised to reflect hemispheric asymmetry in the control of visuospatial attention. This program of research investigates the mechanisms underlying lateral biases in visual perception, using the latest cognitive neuroscience techniques. The findings will provide important new information about the neural and cognitive bases for normal and disordered visuospatial perception. The goal is to develop a novel test of perceptual asymmetries for use in normal participants and neurological p..

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