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Self-bias modulates saccadic control.

Yankouskaya, A., Palmer, D., Stolte, M., Sui, J. and Humphreys, G.W., 2017. Self-bias modulates saccadic control. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology (Hove), 70 (12), 2577 - 2585.

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DOI: 10.1080/17470218.2016.1247897

Abstract

We present novel data on the role of attention in eliciting enhanced processing of stimuli associated with self. Participants were required to make pro- or anti-saccades according to whether learned shape-label pairings matched or mismatched. When stimuli matched participants were required to make an anti-saccade, and when the stimuli mismatched a pro-saccade was required. We found that anti-saccades were difficult to make to stimuli associated with self when compared to stimuli associated with a friend and a stranger. In contrast, anti-saccades to friend-stimuli were easier to make than anti-saccades to stranger-stimuli. In addition, a correct anti-saccade to a self-associated stimulus disrupted subsequent pro-saccade trials, relative to when the preceding anti-saccade was made to other stimuli. The data indicate that self-associated stimuli provide a strong cue for explicit shifts of attention to them, and that correct anti-saccades to such stimuli demand high levels of inhibition (which carries over to subsequent pro-saccade trials). The self exerts an automatic draw on attention.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1747-0218
Uncontrolled Keywords:Attention ; Saccadic control ; Self-bias ; Adolescent ; Adult ; Analysis of Variance ; Association ; Attention ; Bias ; Female ; Humans ; Male ; Photic Stimulation ; Reaction Time ; Saccades ; Young Adult
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:33521
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:26 Feb 2020 15:55
Last Modified:26 Feb 2020 15:55

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