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    Dichotic listening test in Spanish: pairs of disyllabic words

    Azanon Gracia, Elena and Sebastián-Gallés, N. (2005) Dichotic listening test in Spanish: pairs of disyllabic words. Revista de Neurología 41 (11), pp. 657-663. ISSN 0210-0010.

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    Introduction and objectives. In Spanish dichotic listening tests monosyllabic words or syllables are used. A dichotic listening test is presented with the use of 19 pairs of bisyllabic words, since this type of words is more in line with the syllabic structure of Spanish. Subjects and methods. The test has been applied to a total of 164 psychology students. Two studies were carried out, one exploratory and the other to obtain test-retest reliability. The answers have been obtained with the discrimination between four visual distractors. In the first study, up to two of the four alternatives could be chosen. In the second study, a single response was forced and the test was performed twice with a 15-day time gap. Results. A significant right ear advantage was observed both in the first study (t (39) = –9.57, p <0.0001) and in the second study (t (37) = –11.75, p <0, 0001). Separating the sample between right-handed and left-handed, significant differences were obtained between their means in the first study with respect to the laterality index (t (14) = 2.23, p <0.04). The test-retest correlation was highly significant (r = 0.88, p <0.0001). Conclusions. The present test seems to be a good indicator of laterality and has been implemented in a computer program that allows the time intervals between pairs of stimuli to be modified and the laterality indexes to be obtained automatically. In this way, the test allows its use in a wide range of clinical populations.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2020 07:10
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:59


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