A Behavioral Study of Distraction by Vibrotactile Novelty

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Authors: Parmentier, F.B.R., Ljungberg, J.K., Elsley, J.V. and Lindkvist, M.

Journal: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance

Volume: 37

Pages: 1134-1139

ISSN: 0096-1523

DOI: 10.1037/a0021931

Past research has demonstrated that the occurrence of unexpected task-irrelevant changes in the auditory or visual sensory channels captured attention in an obligatory fashion, hindering behavioral performance in ongoing auditory or visual categorization tasks and generating orientation and re-orientation electrophysiological responses. We report the first experiment extending the behavioral study of cross-modal distraction to tactile novelty. Using a vibrotactile-visual cross-modal oddball task and a bespoke hand-arm vibration device, we found that participants were significantly slower at categorizing the parity of visually presented digits following a rare and unexpected change in vibrotactile stimulation (novelty distraction), and that this effect extended to the subsequent trial (postnovelty distraction). These results are in line with past research on auditory and visual novelty and fit the proposition of common and amodal cognitive mechanisms for the involuntary detection of change.

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Authors: Parmentier, F.B.R., Ljungberg, J.K., Elsley, J.V. and Lindkvist, M.

Journal: J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform

Volume: 37

Issue: 4

Pages: 1134-1139

eISSN: 1939-1277

DOI: 10.1037/a0021931

Past research has demonstrated that the occurrence of unexpected task-irrelevant changes in the auditory or visual sensory channels captured attention in an obligatory fashion, hindering behavioral performance in ongoing auditory or visual categorization tasks and generating orientation and re-orientation electrophysiological responses. We report the first experiment extending the behavioral study of cross-modal distraction to tactile novelty. Using a vibrotactile-visual cross-modal oddball task and a bespoke hand-arm vibration device, we found that participants were significantly slower at categorizing the parity of visually presented digits following a rare and unexpected change in vibrotactile stimulation (novelty distraction), and that this effect extended to the subsequent trial (postnovelty distraction). These results are in line with past research on auditory and visual novelty and fit the proposition of common and amodal cognitive mechanisms for the involuntary detection of change.

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Authors: Parmentier, F.B.R., Ljungberg, J.K., Elsley, J.V. and Lindkvist, M.

Journal: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance

Volume: 37

Issue: 4

Pages: 1134-1139

ISSN: 0096-1523

DOI: 10.1037/a0021931

Past research has demonstrated that the occurrence of unexpected task-irrelevant changes in the auditory or visual sensory channels captured attention in an obligatory fashion, hindering behavioral performance in ongoing auditory or visual categorization tasks and generating orientation and re-orientation electrophysiological responses. We report the first experiment extending the behavioral study of cross-modal distraction to tactile novelty. Using a vibrotactile-visual cross-modal oddball task and a bespoke hand-arm vibration device, we found that participants were significantly slower at categorizing the parity of visually presented digits following a rare and unexpected change in vibrotactile stimulation (novelty distraction), and that this effect extended to the subsequent trial (postnovelty distraction). These results are in line with past research on auditory and visual novelty and fit the proposition of common and amodal cognitive mechanisms for the involuntary detection of change. © 2011 American Psychological Association.

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Authors: Parmentier, F.B., Ljungberg, J.K., Elsley, J.V. and Lindkvist, M.

Journal: Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance

Volume: 37

Issue: 4

Pages: 1134-1139

eISSN: 1939-1277

ISSN: 0096-1523

Past research has demonstrated that the occurrence of unexpected task-irrelevant changes in the auditory or visual sensory channels captured attention in an obligatory fashion, hindering behavioral performance in ongoing auditory or visual categorization tasks and generating orientation and re-orientation electrophysiological responses. We report the first experiment extending the behavioral study of cross-modal distraction to tactile novelty. Using a vibrotactile-visual cross-modal oddball task and a bespoke hand-arm vibration device, we found that participants were significantly slower at categorizing the parity of visually presented digits following a rare and unexpected change in vibrotactile stimulation (novelty distraction), and that this effect extended to the subsequent trial (postnovelty distraction). These results are in line with past research on auditory and visual novelty and fit the proposition of common and amodal cognitive mechanisms for the involuntary detection of change.

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