Auditory location in the irrelevant sound effect: The effects of presenting auditory stimuli to either the left ear, right ear or both ears

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dc.contributor.author Bridges, A. en
dc.contributor.author Darby, R. en
dc.contributor.author Hadlington, L. J. en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-13T15:23:13Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-13T15:23:13Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation Hadlington, L.J., Bridges, A. and Darby, R. (2004) Auditory location in the irrelevant sound effect: The effects of presenting auditory stimuli to either the left ear, right ear or both ears. Brain and Cognition, 55 (3), pp. 545-557 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/7229
dc.description.abstract Two experiments used both irrelevant speech and tones in order to assess the effect of manipulating the spatial location of irrelevant sound. Previous research in this area had produced inconclusive results (e.g., Colle, 1980). The current study demonstrated a novel finding, that sound presented to the left ear produces the greatest level of disruption. These results were explained in terms of hemispheric specialisation for processing of some supra-linguistic components in the unattended sound. Results also supported previous research by demonstrating that both forms of irrelevant sound disrupted performance on serial memory tasks (Bridges & Jones, 1996; Colle & Welsh, 1976; Jones, Alford, Bridges, Tremblay, & Macken, 1999; Jones, Miles, & Page, 1990). en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.subject irrelevant sound effect en
dc.subject left ear disadvantage en
dc.title Auditory location in the irrelevant sound effect: The effects of presenting auditory stimuli to either the left ear, right ear or both ears en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bandc.2004.04.001
dc.peerreviewed Yes en


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