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Experimental Psychology (Russia)

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2072-7593

ISSN (online): 2311-7036

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/exppsy

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Method of studying hemispheric asymmetry of attentional blink

Babenko V.V., Doctor in Biology, Rostov-na-Donu, Russia, babenko@sfedu.ru
Yavna D.V., Ph.D. in Psychology, Rostov-na-Donu, Russia, yavna@fortran.su
Abstract
The aim of our research was the development and testing of a new method for studying the attentional blink which makes it possible to compare the functioning of the hemispheres. Its difference from the previously used procedure is that two sequences of stimuli are synchronously presented in each semi field, and first target stimuli simultaneously included in both sequences. This allows to direct the second target stimulus to a specific hemisphere and herewith prevents interhemispheric transfer of information. The testing of the method using geometric figures as target stimuli demonstrated hemispheric asymmetry of the attentional blink with the advantage of the right hemisphere in the processing of geometric figures used as target stimuli. The possibilities of using the proposed procedure for studying the mechanisms of attention blinking are considered.

Keywords: attentional blink, hemispheric asymmetry, method

Column: Cognitive Psychology

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/exppsy.2017100301

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