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Attention in dichoptic and binocular visionThe ability of human subjected to mobilize attention and cope with task requirements under dichoptic and binocular viewing was investigated in an experiment employing a target search task. Subjects were required to search for a target at either the global level, the local level, or at both levels of a compound stimulus. The tasks were performed in a focused attention condition in which subjects had to attend to the stimulus presented to one eye/field (under dichoptic and binocular viewings, respectively) and to ignore the stimulus presented to the irrelevant eye/field, and in a divided attention condition in which subjects had to attend to the stimuli presented to both eyes/fields. Subjects' performance was affected mainly by attention conditions which interacted with task requirements, rather than by viewing situation. An interesting effect of viewing was found for the local-directed search task in which the cost of dividing attention was higher under binocular than under dichoptic viewing.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Kimchi, Ruth (Haifa, University Israel)
Rubin, Yifat (Haifa Univ. Israel)
Gopher, Daniel (Haifa Univ. Israel)
Raij, David (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Haifa, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1989
Subject Category
Meeting Information
Human Factors Society Annual Meeting(Denver, CO)
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