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Semantically induced distortions of visual awareness in a patient with Balint's syndrome.

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We present data indicating that visual awareness for a basic perceptual feature (colour) can be influenced by the relation between the feature and the semantic properties of the stimulus. We examined semantic interference from the meaning of a colour word (''RED") on simple colour (ink related) detection responses in a patient with simultagnosia due to bilateral parietal lesions. We found that colour detection was influenced by the congruency between the meaning of the word and the relevant i...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Journal:
Cognition
Volume:
110
Issue:
2
Pages:
237-241
Publication date:
2009-02-05
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EISSN:
1873-7838
ISSN:
0010-0277
URN:
uuid:c648aff5-6ffb-47cd-a553-58e83ab2175b
Source identifiers:
311704
Local pid:
pubs:311704

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