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Assessing the effects of audiovisual semantic congruency on the perception of a bistable figure

Abstract:

Bistable figures provide a fascinating window through which to explore human visual awareness. Here we demonstrate for the first time that the semantic context provided by a background auditory soundtrack (the voice of a young or old female) can modulate an observer's predominant percept while watching the bistable "my wife or my mother-in-law" figure (Experiment 1). The possibility of a response-bias account-that participants simply reported the percept that happened to be congruent with the...

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Journal:
Consciousness and Cognition
Volume:
21
Issue:
2
Pages:
775-787
Publication date:
2012-06-05
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EISSN:
1090-2376
ISSN:
1053-8100
URN:
uuid:4d1ee8f5-8b13-4b6c-8571-2244e6ce61df
Source identifiers:
342008
Local pid:
pubs:342008

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