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Influences of Image Characteristics on Visual Attention in a Multiple-choice Image Array with and without Presentation of a Verbal Stimulus

Heuer, Sabine and Hallowell, Brooke
Influences of Image Characteristics on Visual Attention in a Multiple-choice Image Array with and without Presentation of a Verbal Stimulus. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2006 : 36th : Ghent, Belgium : May 29-June 2, 2006) / : (2006).

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Abstract

Stimulus-driven aspects of images within multiple-choice test items may interfere with valid assessment of comprehension in individuals with aphasia. Control of those factors is crucial because: 1) multiple-choice items are a critical component of comprehension tasks in most aphasia batteries and 2) individuals with aphasia have a highly likelihood of general and visual attention deficits. Forty adults’ eye movements were recorded while viewing 40 image sets with and without a verbal stimulus. Results indicate 1) significant influence of image characteristics on visual attention and 2) interference of stimulus-driven processes with the verbal stimulus on visual attention. Clinical implications are discussed.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1713
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2006 : 36th : Ghent, Belgium : May 29-June 2, 2006)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.