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Spatial Release from Masking with a Moving Target

Abstract In the visual domain, a stationary object that is difficult to detect usually becomes far more salient if it moves while the objects around it do not. This “pop out” effect is important for parsing the visual world into figure/ground relationships that allow creatures to detect food, threats, etc. We tested for an auditory correlate to this visual effect by asking listeners to identify a single word, spoken by a female, embedded with two or four masking words spoken by males. Percentage correct scores were analyzed and compared between conditions where target and maskers were presented from the same position vs. when the target was presented from one position while maskers were presented from different positions. In some trials, the target ... (more)
Created Date 2017-12-20
Contributor Pastore, Michael (ASU author) / Yost, William (ASU author) / College of Health Solutions / Department of Speech and Hearing Science
Type Text
Extent 8 pages
Language English
Identifier DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.02238 / ISSN: 1664-1078
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Citation Pastore, M. T., & Yost, W. A. (2017). Spatial Release from Masking with a Moving Target. Frontiers in Psychology, 8. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.02238
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