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Functional ear asymmetry in vertical localization.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7440427     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Vertical frontal mid-saggital plane localization was tested in binaural, monaural left and monaural right ear conditions. Band-pass noise stimuli were presented pseudorandomly through one of four loudspeakers set with an angular separation of 11 degrees. The subject's performance, based on reaction time and mistakes, was continuously recorded. The binaural performance was twice as high as the monaural performance, suggesting that the two ears treat the information in a different and complementary way. The left ear performance was higher than the right ear performance; this strongly suggests a right hemisphere superiority for vertical localization.
Authors:
C Ivarsson; Y de Ribaupierre; F de Ribaupierre
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hearing research     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0378-5955     ISO Abbreviation:  Hear. Res.     Publication Date:  1980 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-02-19     Completed Date:  1981-02-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7900445     Medline TA:  Hear Res     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  241-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Auditory Perception / physiology*
Female
Functional Laterality*
Humans
Male
Perceptual Masking
Sound Localization / physiology*

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