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Does cultural background predict the spatial distribution of attention?

Lawrence, Rebecca; Edwards, Mark; Chan, Gordon W.C.; Cox, Jolene; Goodhew, Stephanie Catherine


The current study aimed to explore cultural differences in the covert spatial distribution of attention. In particular, we tested whether those born in an East Asian country adopted a different distribution of attention compared to individuals born in a Western country. Previous work suggests that Western individuals tend to distribute attention narrowly and that East Asian individuals distribute attention broadly. However, these studies have used indirect methods to infer spatial attention...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019-09-03
Type: Journal article
Source: Culture and Brain
DOI: 10.1007/s40167-019-00086-x
Access Rights: Open Access


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