What’s in a line? the influence of valence, faces, and language on pseudoneglect

Bianca Hatin, Laurie Sykes Tottenham

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Abstract

The line bisection task is a simple and effective measure of visuospatial bias. Pseudoneglect, a leftward bias, is typically found on this task, and appears to result from right hemisphere dominance for spatial processing. In the present study (n=52) we examined the influence of other lateralised processes (emotion, language, and face processing) on line bisection performance. Line type (face, word, solid), valence (positive, negative, neutral), and hand use (left, right, both) were manipulated. Results indicate that line type and valence interact to affect the extent of pseudoneglect. The implications for pseudoneglect research are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)338
JournalCanadian Journal of Experimental Psychology
Volume69
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2015
EventCanadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS) Annual Meeting 2015 - Carleton University , Ottawa, Canada
Duration: 5 Jun 20157 Jun 2015
Conference number: 25

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