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Is visual selective attention in deaf individuals enhanced or deficient? the case of the useful field of view

Published inPLOS ONE, vol. 4, no. 5, e5640
Publication date2009
Abstract

Early deafness leads to enhanced attention in the visual periphery. Yet, whether this enhancement confers advantages in everyday life remains unknown, as deaf individuals have been shown to be more distracted by irrelevant information in the periphery than their hearing peers. Here, we show that, in a complex attentional task, a performance advantage results for deaf individuals.

Keywords
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Attention/physiology
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Persons With Hearing Impairments
  • Sign Language
  • Task Performance and Analysis
  • Visual Fields/physiology
  • Visual Perception/physiology
Affiliation Not a UNIGE publication
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DYE, Matthew W G, HAUSER, Peter C, BAVELIER, Daphné. Is visual selective attention in deaf individuals enhanced or deficient? the case of the useful field of view. In: PLOS ONE, 2009, vol. 4, n° 5, p. e5640. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0005640
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