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The effect of eye position on the orientation of sound lateralization.
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PMID:  18340559     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
CONCLUSIONS: The data suggest that sound lateralization sensitivity during interaural time difference (ITD) discrimination is altered by eccentric gaze and that sound lateralization shifts toward the direction of the gaze. OBJECTIVE: Using dichotic sounds, the effect of eye position on the orientation of sound lateralization was investigated in humans. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The subjects were studied by testing ITD discrimination under different conditions of visual fixation. RESULTS: The amplitudes obtained during the ITD discrimination tests during eccentric fixation were significantly greater than those obtained while gazing straight ahead (p<0.05). The median line of amplitude obtained during the ITD discrimination test shifted toward the direction of the gaze.
Rika Otake; Yuki Saito; Mitsuya Suzuki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta oto-laryngologica. Supplementum     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0365-5237     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Otolaryngol Suppl     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-14     Completed Date:  2008-04-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370355     Medline TA:  Acta Otolaryngol Suppl     Country:  Norway    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  34-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, Tokyo Metropolitan Police Hospital, 2-10-41 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Eye Movements / physiology*
Fixation, Ocular / physiology*
Sound Localization / physiology*
Visual Perception

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