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.
|Journal||Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology|
|Publication status||Published - 8 Dec 2015|
|Event||Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS) Annual Meeting 2015 - Carleton University , Ottawa, Canada|
Duration: 5 Jun 2015 → 7 Jun 2015
Conference number: 25
Hatin, B., & Sykes Tottenham, L. (2015). What’s in a line? the influence of valence, faces, and language on pseudoneglect. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69(4), 338. https://doi.org/10.1037/cep0000076