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Putting attention on the line: Investigating the activation-orientation hypothesis of pseudoneglect

Bultitude, Janet; Aimola Davies, Anne

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Neurologically healthy participants systematically misbisect horizontal lines to the left of centre, a phenomenon termed 'pseudoneglect'. According to the activation-orientation hypothesis, the distribution of attention is biased in the direction opposite to the more activated hemisphere. Since visuospatial tasks involve activation of the right hemisphere, the hypothesis suggests that a leftward line-bisection bias might be explained by the uneven distribution of attention to the left and right...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/20952
Source: Neuropsychologia
DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2006.03.001

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