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A cross-modal aftereffect: Auditory displacement following adaptation to visual motion

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Ehrenstein, WH and Reinhardt-Rutland, Anthony (1996) A cross-modal aftereffect: Auditory displacement following adaptation to visual motion. PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS, 82 (1). pp. 23-26. [Journal article]

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It has been shown earlier that the perceived location of static sound-sources can be displaced (a) during visual motion and (b) following auditory motion. Here we combine these phenomena. The subject adapted to the horizontal visual motion of a surrounding drum, then (with the lights off) localized static sound-sources by setting the direction of a pointer. Adapting motion was clockwise or counterclockwise: the difference between each subject's settings following the opposite directions of adaptation showed small but consistent auditory displacements opposite to the adapting directions. This visual-auditory aftereffect, which is consistent with sensorineural data, challenges a general, if implicit, belief that aftereffects do not cross modalities.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
ID Code:1794
Deposited By:Mrs Fiona Harkin
Deposited On:23 Dec 2009 10:02
Last Modified:18 Apr 2011 16:27

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