A developmental study of the effects of visual and auditory interference on a visual scanning task

Eleanor J. Gibson, Albert Yonas

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    Abstract

    The effects of visual and auditory interference on a visual scanning task were compared with children from the third grade and college sophomores. A highly confusable visual context significantly reduced scanning rate for both children and adults, but a highly confusable auditory context, played over earphones, had no effect on either group. There was a significant age interaction with interfering visual context. It seems likely that theories assuming auditory encoding of visually presented graphic items have little predictive value for a scanning task. © 1966, Psychonomic Press. All rights reserved.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)163-164
    Number of pages2
    JournalPsychonomic Science
    Volume5
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1966

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