Spatial attention and reaction times during smooth pursuit eye movement

Yasuhiro Seya, Shuji Mori

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

13 被引用数 (Scopus)


To examine the spatial shift of attention during smooth pursuit, we measured reaction times (RTs) to a visual target that appeared during pursuit. Participants pursued a moving row of circular frames and responded to a target presented within one of the frames. The results showed large RT differences between stimulus velocities up to 5°/s and 10°/s or above. RTs were faster for a target appearing in the pursuit direction than for one in the opposite direction. When an auditory precue was presented, the RTs during pursuit at 10°/s were faster with increases in the stimulus onset asynchrony (SOA) between the cue and the target. Furthermore, RTs were faster in the cued than in the uncued direction. These results not only support the idea that RTs during pursuit reflect the operation of attention, but also suggest that attention during pursuit can be shifted by the abrupt onset of a target stimulus and/or by prior information regarding the onset of a target stimulus.

ジャーナルAttention, Perception, and Psychophysics
出版ステータス出版済み - 4月 2012

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 言語および言語学
  • 実験心理学および認知心理学
  • 感覚系
  • 言語学および言語


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