Arve Asbjornsen

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This study examines the effect of biased attention on the fused dichotic words test (FDWT) and the CV syllables dichotic listening test (CVT). Eight males and eight females were given both tests with two different instructions: to direct attention to the left ear (DL), or to the right ear (DR). These instructions led to highly significant differences in(More)
Attentional bias was studied with a modified version of the Stroop test in active smokers, abstinent smokers, and nonsmokers. The task was color-naming of incongruent color-words, smoking-related words, and neutral words. The results showed that the active smokers used longer verbal reaction time (VRT) to smoking-related words compared to abstinent smokers,(More)
This study addresses the effects of verbal versus nonverbal (tone) shifts of attention on dichotic listening (DL) performance with children. Theoretically, a tonal cue may be more effective in increasing attention than a verbal cue following instruction. The inconsistency of studies reporting substantial effects of attention on ear asymmetries in children(More)
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