A left-ear disadvantage for the presentation of irrelevant sound: Manipulations of task requirements and changing state

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dc.contributor.author Bridges, A. en
dc.contributor.author Beaman, P. en
dc.contributor.author Hadlington, L. J. en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-13T15:40:15Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-13T15:40:15Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation Hadlington, L.J., Bridges, A., and Beaman, P. (2006) A left-ear disadvantage for the presentation of irrelevant sound: Manipulations of task requirements and changing state. Brain and Cognition, 61 (2), pp. 159-171 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/7230
dc.description.abstract Three experiments attempted to clarify the effect of altering the spatial presentation of irrelevant auditory information. Previous research using serial recall tasks demonstrated a left-ear disadvantage for the presentation of irrelevant sounds (Hadlington, Bridges, & Darby, 2004). Experiments 1 and 2 examined the effects of manipulating the location of irrelevant sound on either a mental arithmetic task (Banbury & Berry, 1998) or a missing-item task (Jones & Macken, 1993; Experiment 4). Experiment 3 altered the amount of change in the irrelevant stream to assess how this affected the level of interference elicited. Two prerequisites appear necessary to produce the left ear disadvantage; the presence of ordered structural changes in the irrelevant sound and the requirement for serial order processing of the attended information. The existence of a left-ear disadvantage highlights the role of the right hemisphere in the obligatory processing of auditory information. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.subject irrelevant sound effect en
dc.subject Changing state en
dc.subject left ear disadvantage en
dc.title A left-ear disadvantage for the presentation of irrelevant sound: Manipulations of task requirements and changing state en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bandc.2005.11.006
dc.peerreviewed Yes en


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