Visual Attention to the Periphery Is Enhanced in Congenitally Deaf Individuals

@article{Bavelier2000VisualAT,
  title={Visual Attention to the Periphery Is Enhanced in Congenitally Deaf Individuals},
  author={D. Bavelier and A. Tomann and C. Hutton and T. Mitchell and D. Corina and G. Liu and H. Neville},
  journal={The Journal of Neuroscience},
  year={2000},
  volume={20},
  pages={RC93 - RC93}
}
  • D. Bavelier, A. Tomann, +4 authors H. Neville
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • The Journal of Neuroscience
  • We compared normally hearing individuals and congenitally deaf individuals as they monitored moving stimuli either in the periphery or in the center of the visual field. When participants monitored the peripheral visual field, greater recruitment (as measured by functional magnetic resonance imaging) of the motion-selective area MT/MST was observed in deaf than in hearing individuals, whereas the two groups were comparable when attending to the central visual field. This finding indicates an… CONTINUE READING

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