Synchronous sounds enhance visual sensitivity without reducing target uncertainty.

@article{Chen2011SynchronousSE,
  title={Synchronous sounds enhance visual sensitivity without reducing target uncertainty.},
  author={Yi-Chuan Chen and Pi-Chun Huang and Su-Ling Yeh and Charles Spence},
  journal={Seeing and perceiving},
  year={2011},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={623-38}
}
We examined the crossmodal effect of the presentation of a simultaneous sound on visual detection and discrimination sensitivity using the equivalent noise paradigm (Dosher and Lu, 1998). In each trial, a tilted Gabor patch was presented in either the first or second of two intervals embedded in dynamic 2D white noise with one of seven possible contrast levels. The results revealed that the sensitivity of participants' visual detection and discrimination performance were both enhanced by the… CONTINUE READING

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