Journal article

A stimulus-dependent dissociation between the cerebral hemispheres under free-viewing conditions

M Okubo, MER Nicholls

EXPERIMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH | SPRINGER | Published : 2006

Abstract

Under free-viewing conditions, the leftward stimulus features are frequently overestimated (pseudoneglect). This asymmetry could reflect the operation of: (a) spatial attention mechanisms in the right hemisphere (RH) or, (b) stimulus-specific activation. To test these propositions, we attempted to induce a stimulus-specific dissociation between the hemispheres under free-viewing conditions. In two experiments (n=23, n=22) dextrals carried out two tasks. The 'grayscales' task required luminance judgments between two mirror-reversed luminance gradients. The flicker task required temporal frequency judgments between two mirror-reversed temporal gradients. The grayscales and flicker tasks suited..

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