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Effects of perceptual load and socially meaningful stimuli on crossmodal selective attention in Autism Spectrum Disorder and neurotypical samples

Overview of attention for article published in Consciousness & Cognition, April 2018
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Title
Effects of perceptual load and socially meaningful stimuli on crossmodal selective attention in Autism Spectrum Disorder and neurotypical samples
Published in
Consciousness & Cognition, April 2018
DOI 10.1016/j.concog.2018.02.006
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Authors

Ian Tyndall, Liam Ragless, Denis O'Hora

Abstract

The present study examined whether increasing visual perceptual load differentially affected both Socially Meaningful and Non-socially Meaningful auditory stimulus awareness in neurotypical (NT, n = 59) adults and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD, n = 57) adults. On a target trial, an unexpected critical auditory stimulus (CAS), either a Non-socially Meaningful ('beep' sound) or Socially Meaningful ('hi') stimulus, was played concurrently with the presentation of the visual task. Under conditions of low visual perceptual load both NT and ASD samples reliably noticed the CAS at similar rates (77-81%), whether the CAS was Socially Meaningful or Non-socially Meaningful. However, during high visual perceptual load NT and ASD participants reliably noticed the meaningful CAS (NT = 71%, ASD = 67%), but NT participants were unlikely to notice the Non-meaningful CAS (20%), whereas ASD participants reliably noticed it (80%), suggesting an inability to engage selective attention to ignore non-salient irrelevant distractor stimuli in ASD.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 44 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 9 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 18%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 16%
Student > Master 7 16%
Researcher 3 7%
Other 5 11%
Unknown 5 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 28 64%
Neuroscience 4 9%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 2%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 2%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 2%
Other 2 5%
Unknown 7 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 September 2018.
All research outputs
#4,782,253
of 17,790,494 outputs
Outputs from Consciousness & Cognition
#616
of 1,482 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#92,019
of 285,672 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Consciousness & Cognition
#11
of 27 outputs
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