Auditory attention switching: a developmental study.

@article{Pearson1991AuditoryAS,
  title={Auditory attention switching: a developmental study.},
  author={Deborah A. Pearson and Daniel McNeel Lane},
  journal={Journal of experimental child psychology},
  year={1991},
  volume={51 2},
  pages={320-34}
}
The developmental course of the ability to rapidly allocate attention was studied using a dichotic listening task with 8-year old, 11-year old and college age subjects. In this task, subjects were instructed to listen to one ear for predescribed targets and then were later signaled (on some trials) to switch their attention to the other ear. Reorientation was assessed by comparing the pattern of subjects' omission and intrusion errors on trials following a command to switch ears with the… CONTINUE READING

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