Response speed advantage for vision does not extend to touch in early deaf adults

  title={Response speed advantage for vision does not extend to touch in early deaf adults},
  author={Benedetta Heimler and Francesco Pavani},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
Early deaf adults typically respond faster than hearing controls when performing a speeded simple detection on visual targets. Whether this response time advantage can generalise to another intact modality (touch) or it is instead specific to visual processing remained unexplored. We tested eight early deaf adults and twelve hearing controls in a simple detection task, with visual or tactile targets delivered on the arms and occupying the same locations in external space. Catch trials were… 

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