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Asia has the global advantage: Race and visual attention

McKone, Elinor; Aimola Davies, Anne; Fernando, Dinusha; Aalders, Rachel; Leung, Hildie; Wickramariyaratne, Tushara; Platow, Michael


In studies of visual attention, and related aspects of cognition, race (continent/s of ancestry) of participants is typically not reported, implying that authors consider this variable irrelevant to outcomes. However, there exist several findings of perceptual differences between East Asians and Caucasian Westerners that can be interpreted as relative differences in global versus local distribution of attention. Here, we used Navon figures (e.g., large E made up of small Vs) to provide the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Vision Research
DOI: 10.1016/j.visres.2010.05.010


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