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    Attention wins over sensory attenuation in a sound detection task

    Dick, Frederic and Cao, L. and Gross, J. (2015) Attention wins over sensory attenuation in a sound detection task. PLoS One 10 (8), e0136585. ISSN 1932-6203.

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    Abstract

    'Sensory attenuation', i.e., reduced neural responses to self-induced compared to externally generated stimuli, is a well-established phenomenon. However, very few studies directly compared sensory attenuation with attention effect, which leads to increased neural responses. In this study, we brought sensory attenuation and attention together in a behavioural auditory detection task, where both effects were quantitatively measured and compared. The classic auditory attention effect of facilitating detection performance was replicated. When attention and sensory attenuation were both present, attentional facilitation decreased but remained significant. The results are discussed in the light of current theories of sensory attenuation.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Research Centre: Brain and Cognitive Development, Centre for (CBCD)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2015 09:33
    Last Modified: 02 Dec 2016 11:18
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/12994

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