Hearing where the eyes see: children use an irrelevant visual cue when localising sound
Petrini, K.; Jones, P.R.; Smith, L.; Nardini, M.
Professor Marko Nardini email@example.com
To reduce sensory uncertainty, humans combine cues from multiple senses. However, in everyday life, many co-occurring cues are irrelevant to the task at hand. How do humans know which cues to ignore? And does this ability change with development? This study shows the ability to ignore cross-modal irrelevant information develops late in childhood. Participants performed a sound discrimination task, with or without an irrelevant visual flash, presented synchronously in front of them. Adults ignored the irrelevant visual information, while 7- to 10-year-olds' responses were biased toward the flash location. The findings show that acquiring mature cue combination mechanisms is a multifaceted process that includes learning to ignore irrelevant cues, as well as to optimally combine relevant cues.
Petrini, K., Jones, P., Smith, L., & Nardini, M. (2015). Hearing where the eyes see: children use an irrelevant visual cue when localising sound. Child Development, 86(5), 1449-1457. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12397
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Mar 13, 2015|
|Online Publication Date||Jul 31, 2015|
|Publication Date||Sep 1, 2015|
|Deposit Date||Apr 21, 2015|
|Publicly Available Date||Jul 31, 2017|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
Accepted Journal Article
This is the accepted version of the following article: Petrini, K., Jones, P. R., Smith, L. and Nardini, M. (2015), Hearing Where the Eyes See: Children Use an Irrelevant Visual Cue When Localizing Sounds. Child Development, 86(5): 1449-1457, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12397. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
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