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Title: Audiovisual integration in noise by children and adults
Authors: Barutchu, Ayla
Danaher, Jaclyn
Crewther, Sheila
Innes-Brown, Hamish
Shivdasani, Mohit
Paolini, Antonio
Keywords: Multisensory
Facilitation
Vision
Audition
Development
Children
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Elsevier,
Citation: Barutchu, A., Danaher, J., Crewther, S. G., Innes-Brown, H., Shivdasani, M. N., & Paolini, A. G. (2010). Audiovisual integration in noise by children and adults. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 105(1), 38-50.
Series/Report no.: 105;1
Abstract: 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 an auditory, a visual, and an audiovisual detection task. 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, though 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.
URI: http://repository.bionicsinstitute.org:8080/handle/123456789/187
ISSN: 0022-0965
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