Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance

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  1. Covert auditory spatial orienting: an evaluation of the spatial relevance hypothesis.

    Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perce... 35(4):1178 (2009) PMID 19653757

    The spatial relevance hypothesis (J. J. McDonald & L. M. Ward, 1999) proposes that covert auditory spatial orienting can only be beneficial to auditory processing when task stimuli are encoded spatially. We present a series of experiments that evaluate 2 key aspects of the hypothesis: (a) that "...
  2. Stimulus type, level of categorization, and spatial-frequencies utilization: implications for perceptual categorization hierarchies.

    Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perce... 35(4):1264 (2009) PMID 19653764 PMCID PMC2800924

    The type of visual information needed for categorizing faces and nonface objects was investigated by manipulating spatial frequency scales available in the image during a category verification task addressing basic and subordinate levels. Spatial filtering had opposite effects on faces and airpl...
  3. Spatiotemporal symmetry and multifractal structure of head movements during dyadic conversation.

    Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perce... 35(4):1072 (2009) PMID 19653750

    This study examined the influence of sex, social dominance, and context on motion-tracked head movements during dyadic conversations. Windowed cross-correlation analyses found high peak correlation between conversants' head movements over short ( approximately 2-s) intervals and a high degree of...
  4. When do additional distractors reduce the attentional blink?

    Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perce... 35(4):1043 (2009) PMID 19653748

    When 2 targets are embedded in a rapid serial visual presentation stream of distractors, perception of the second target is impaired when the intertarget lag is relatively short (less than 500 ms). Stimuli concurrently presented with the stream can affect this phenomenon, which is called attenti...
  5. Object manipulation and motion perception: evidence of an influence of action planning on visual processing.

    Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perce... 35(4):1062 (2009) PMID 19653749

    In 3 experiments, the authors investigated the bidirectional coupling of perception and action in the context of object manipulations and motion perception. Participants prepared to grasp an X-shaped object along one of its 2 diagonals and to rotate it in a clockwise- or a counterclockwise direc...
  6. Species of redundancy in visual target detection.

    Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perce... 35(4):958 (2009) PMID 19653742

    We report a series of investigations into the effects of common names, physical identity, and physical similarity on visual detection time. The effect of these factors on the capacity of the system processing the signals was also examined. We used a redundant targets design with separate testing...
  7. Do Chinese readers obtain preview benefit from word n + 2? Evidence from eye movements.

    Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perce... 35(4):1192 (2009) PMID 19653758

    The boundary paradigm (K. Rayner, 1975) was used to determine the extent to which Chinese readers obtain information from the right of fixation during reading. As characters are the basic visual unit in written Chinese, they were used as targets in Experiment 1 to examine whether readers obtain ...
  8. Adaptation reveals multiple levels of representation in auditory stream segregation.

    Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perce... 35(4):1232 (2009) PMID 19653761 PMCID PMC2726626

    When presented with alternating low and high tones, listeners are more likely to perceive 2 separate streams of tones ("streaming") than a single coherent stream when the frequency separation (Deltaf) between tones is greater and the number of tone presentations is greater ("buildup"). However, ...
  9. Optimal integration of auditory and vibrotactile information for judgments of temporal order.

    Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perce... 35(4):1005 (2009) PMID 19653745

    Recent research that assessed spatial judgments about multisensory stimuli suggests that humans integrate multisensory inputs in a statistically optimal manner by weighting each input by its normalized reciprocal variance. Is integration similarly optimal when humans judge the temporal propertie...
  10. Object substitution masking induced by illusory masks: evidence for higher object-level locus of interference.

    Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perce... 35(4):931 (2009) PMID 19653739

    A briefly presented target can be rendered invisible by a lingering sparse mask that does not even touch it. This form of visual backward masking, called object substitution masking, is thought to occur at the object level of processing. However, it remains unclear whether object-level interfere...
  11. Action semantic knowledge about objects is supported by functional motor activation.

    Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perce... 35(4):1118 (2009) PMID 19653753

    The present study assessed the functional organization of action semantics by asking subjects to categorize pictures of an actor holding objects with a correct or incorrect grip at either a correct or incorrect goal location. Overall, reaction times were slower if the object was presented with a...
  12. The perception of temporal order along the mental number line.

    Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perce... 35(4):989 (2009) PMID 19653744

    R. Sekuler, P. Tynan, and E. Levinson (1973) found that when 2 characters are presented side-by-side with a short onset asynchrony, subjectively they often appear in a "first-left, then-right" order. The authors of this article conducted 6 experiments in which observers judged the temporal order...
  13. Combining simultaneous with temporal masking.

    Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perce... 35(4):977 (2009) PMID 19653743

    Simultaneous and temporal masking are two frequently used techniques in psychology and vision science. Although there are many studies and theories related to each masking technique, there are no systematic investigations of their mutual relationship, even though both techniques are often applie...
  14. Temporal interval discrimination thresholds depend on perceived synchrony for audio-visual stimulus pairs.

    Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perce... 35(4):1254 (2009) PMID 19653763

    Audio-visual stimulus pairs presented at various relative delays, are commonly judged as being "synchronous" over a range of delays from about -50 ms (audio leading) to +150 ms (video leading). The center of this range is an estimate of the point of subjective simultaneity (PSS). The judgment bo...
  15. Virtual limbs and body space: Critical features for the distinction between body space and near-body space.

    Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perce... 35(4):1092 (2009) PMID 19653751

    Hari and Jousmaki (1996) found that motor activity is initiated more efficiently in response to stimuli located on the responding limb as opposed to near the limb. Our research investigated the basis for this difference in spatial coding. We conducted 8 experiments using virtual reality to manip...
  16. Perceived shrinkage of motion paths.

    Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perce... 35(4):948 (2009) PMID 19653741

    We show that human observers strongly underestimate a linear or circular trajectory that a luminous spot follows in the dark. At slow speeds, observers are relatively accurate, but, as the speed increases, the size of the path is progressively underestimated, by up to 35%. The underestimation im...
  17. The various perceptions of distance: an alternative view of how effort affects distance judgments.

    Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perce... 35(4):1104 (2009) PMID 19653752 PMCID PMC2892267

    D. R. Proffitt and colleagues (e. g., D. R. Proffitt, J. Stefanucci, T. Banton, & W. Epstein, 2003) have suggested that objects appear farther away if more effort is required to act upon them (e.g., by having to throw a ball). The authors attempted to replicate several findings supporting this v...
  18. The comparison of visual working memory representations with perceptual inputs.

    Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perce... 35(4):1140 (2009) PMID 19653755 PMCID PMC2726625

    The human visual system can notice differences between memories of previous visual inputs and perceptions of new visual inputs, but the comparison process that detects these differences has not been well characterized. In this study, the authors tested the hypothesis that differences between the...
  19. Dissociating consciousness from inhibitory control: evidence for unconsciously triggered response inhibition in the stop-signal task.

    Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perce... 35(4):1129 (2009) PMID 19653754

    Theories about the functional relevance of consciousness commonly posit that higher order cognitive control functions, such as response inhibition, require consciousness. To test this assertion, the authors designed a masked stop-signal paradigm to examine whether response inhibition could be tr...
  20. A comparison of the effects of depth rotation on visual and haptic three-dimensional object recognition.

    Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perce... 35(4):911 (2009) PMID 19653738

    A sequential matching task was used to compare how the difficulty of shape discrimination influences the achievement of object constancy for depth rotations across haptic and visual object recognition. Stimuli were nameable, 3-dimensional plastic models of familiar objects (e.g., bed, chair) and...