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Presentation 2011-08-05 16:20
[Poster Presentation] Effects of Vision and Language on Attention during Sentence Comprehension -- A Visual World Study --
Nobuyuki Jincho (RIKEN), Hiroaki Oishi (RIKEN/JSPS), Reiko Mazuka (RIKEN/Duke Univ.) TL2011-16
Abstract (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) This study investigates whether the bottom-up visual information can facilitate or disrupt the language-mediated attention shift. In a visual world paradigm experiment, a participant listened to an adjective phrase and chose the corresponding object from the display. We manipulated the visual information by moving a target or a distracter for a short time before the sentence presentation. We also controlled the timing of target identification. A participant could determine the target by hearing the pre-nominal adjective or noun. We found that the probability of target fixations was affected by both the object motion and the timing of disambiguation. However, the object motion did not facilitate/disrupt the rising rate of the target gaze during noun presentation, which suggests that visually guided attention does not interactively facilitate or disrupt attention mediated by language comprehension.
Keyword (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) spoken language comprehension / visual world paradigm / visual attention / / / / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 111, no. 170, TL2011-16, pp. 49-52, Aug. 2011.
Paper # TL2011-16 
Date of Issue 2011-07-29 (TL) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685    Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Committee TL  
Conference Date 2011-08-05 - 2011-08-06 
Place (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Place (in English) Hiroshima Univ. 
Topics (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Topics (in English) Human Language Processing and Learning 
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Conference Code 2011-08-TL 
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Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
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Title (in English) Effects of Vision and Language on Attention during Sentence Comprehension 
Sub Title (in English) A Visual World Study 
Keyword(1) spoken language comprehension  
Keyword(2) visual world paradigm  
Keyword(3) visual attention  
1st Author's Name Nobuyuki Jincho  
1st Author's Affiliation RIKEN Brain Science Institute (RIKEN)
2nd Author's Name Hiroaki Oishi  
2nd Author's Affiliation RIKEN BSI/Japan Society of the Promotion of Science (RIKEN/JSPS)
3rd Author's Name Reiko Mazuka  
3rd Author's Affiliation RIKEN Brain Science Institute/Duke University (RIKEN/Duke Univ.)
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Date Time 2011-08-05 16:20:00 
Presentation Time 5 minutes 
Registration for TL 
Paper # TL2011-16 
Volume (vol) vol.111 
Number (no) no.170 
Page pp.49-52 
Date of Issue 2011-07-29 (TL) 

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