Behavioral and neural evidence of increased attention to the bottom half of the face in deaf signers.

@article{Mitchell2013BehavioralAN,
  title={Behavioral and neural evidence of increased attention to the bottom half of the face in deaf signers.},
  author={Teresa V. Mitchell and Susan M. Letourneau and Melissa C T Maslin},
  journal={Restorative neurology and neuroscience},
  year={2013},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={125-39}
}
PURPOSE This study examined the effects of deafness and sign language use on the distribution of attention across the top and bottom halves of faces. METHODS In a composite face task, congenitally deaf signers and typically hearing controls made same/different judgments of the top or bottom halves of faces presented with the halves aligned or spatially misaligned, while event-related potentials (ERPs) were recorded. RESULTS Both groups were more accurate when judging misaligned than aligned… CONTINUE READING