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Is auditory distraction by changing-state and deviant sounds underpinned by the same mechanism?: Evidence from pupillometry
Université Laval, Québec, Canada.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Building Engineering, Energy Systems and Sustainability Science, Environmental Science. University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Building Engineering, Energy Systems and Sustainability Science, Environmental Science. Université Laval, Québec, Canada.
2019 (English)In: Biological Psychology, ISSN 0301-0511, E-ISSN 1873-6246, Vol. 141, p. 64-74Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The mere presence of task-irrelevant auditory stimuli is known to interfere with cognitive functioning. Disruption can be caused by changing auditory distractors (the changing-state effect) or by a sound that deviates from the auditory background (the deviation effect). The unitary account of auditory distraction explains both phenomena in terms of attentional capture whereas the duplex-mechanism account posits that they reflect two fundamentally different forms of distraction in which only the deviation effect is caused by attentional capture. To test these predictions, we exploited a physiological index of attention orienting: the pupillary dilation response (PDR). Participants performed visual serial recall while ignoring sequences of spoken letters. These sequences either comprised repeated or changing letters, and one letter could sometimes be replaced by pink noise (the deviant). Recall was poorer in both changing-state and deviant trials. Interestingly, the PDR was elicited by deviant sounds but not changing-state sounds, while a tonic increase in pupil size was found throughout changing-state trials. This physiological dissociation of the changing-state and the deviation effects suggests they are subtended by distinct mechanisms thereby procuring support for the duplex-mechanism account over the unitary account. 

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Elsevier, 2019. Vol. 141, p. 64-74
Keywords [en]
Attention capture, Auditory distraction, Interference-by-process, Irrelevant sound, Pupillometry, adult, Article, auditory stimulation, auditory system function, behavior, cognition, female, human, human experiment, male, noise, normal human, priority journal, pupil, recall, sound, steady state, task performance, attention, hearing, masking, orientation, physiology, procedures, psychology, young adult, Acoustic Stimulation, Auditory Perception, Humans, Mental Recall, Perceptual Masking
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-30512DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2019.01.002ISI: 000456014300008PubMedID: 30633950Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85059804020OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-30512DiVA, id: diva2:1343459
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A new perspective on working memory and its relation to attention and learning, Swedish Research Council
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Swedish Research Council, 2015-01116Available from: 2019-08-16 Created: 2019-08-16 Last updated: 2019-09-04Bibliographically approved

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