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dc.contributor.authorDimitru, M.L.*
dc.contributor.authorJoergensen, G.H.*
dc.contributor.authorCruickshank, Alice G.*
dc.contributor.authorAltmann, G.T.M.*
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-07T13:08:00Z
dc.date.available2016-10-07T13:08:00Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationDimitru ML, Joergensen GH, Cruickshank AG et al (2013) Language-guided visual processing affects reasoning: the role of referential and spatial anchoring. Consciousness and Cognition. 22(2): 562-571.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/9570
dc.descriptionNo
dc.description.abstractLanguage is more than a source of information for accessing higher-order conceptual knowledge. Indeed, language may determine how people perceive and interpret visual stimuli. Visual processing in linguistic contexts, for instance, mirrors language processing and happens incrementally, rather than through variously-oriented fixations over a particular scene. The consequences of this atypical visual processing are yet to be determined. Here, we investigated the integration of visual and linguistic input during a reasoning task. Participants listened to sentences containing conjunctions or disjunctions (Nancy examined an ant and/or a cloud) and looked at visual scenes containing two pictures that either matched or mismatched the nouns. Degree of match between nouns and pictures (referential anchoring) and between their expected and actual spatial positions (spatial anchoring) affected fixations as well as judgments. We conclude that language induces incremental processing of visual scenes, which in turn becomes susceptible to reasoning errors during the language-meaning verification process.
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2013.03.008
dc.subjectAttention
dc.subject; Eye movement measurements
dc.subject; Fixation
dc.subject; Humans
dc.subject; Language
dc.subject; Psychomotor performance
dc.subject; Reaction time
dc.subject; Saccades
dc.subject; Space perception
dc.subject; Speech perception
dc.subject; Visual perception
dc.titleLanguage-guided visual processing affects reasoning: the role of referential and spatial anchoring
dc.status.refereedYes
dc.typeArticle
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