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- Audiovisual integration in noise by children and adults
- Barutchu, Ayla; Danaher, Jaclyn; Crewther, Sheila G.; Innes-Brown, Hamish; Shivdasani, Mohit N.; Paolini, Antonio G.
- The aim of this study was to investigate the development of multisensory facilitation in primary school-age children under conditions of auditory noise. Motor reaction times and accuracy were recorded from 8-year-olds, 10-year-olds, and adults during auditory, visual, and audiovisual detection tasks. Auditory signal-to-noise ratios (SNRs) of 30-, 22-, 12-, and 9-dB across the different age groups were compared. Multisensory facilitation was greater in adults than in children, although performance for all age groups was affected by the presence of background noise. It is posited that changes in multisensory facilitation with increased auditory noise may be due to changes in attention bias.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Vol. 105, no. 1-2 (Jan-Feb 2010), pp. 38-50
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 1701 Psychology; 1702 Cognitive Sciences
- Audition; Children; Development; Motor reaction times; Multisensory facilitation; Vision
- Academic Press
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2009 Elsevier Inc.
- Peer reviewed