Merat, N. and Groeger, J.A. (2003) Working memory and auditory localization: demand for central resources impairs performance. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Section A, 56 (3). pp. 531-549. ISSN 1747-1226
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Four experiments explored possible roles for working memory in sound localization. In each experiment, the angular error of localization was assessed when performed alone, or concurrently with a working-memory task. The role of the phonological slave systems in auditory localization was ruled out by Experiments 1 and 2, while an engagement of central resources was suggested by the results of Experiment 3. Experiment 4 examined the involvement of visuo-spatial systems in auditory localization and revealed impairment of localization by the concurrent spatial workingmemory task. A comparison of dual-task decrement across all four studies suggests that localization places greater demand on central than on spatial resources.
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|Institution:||The University of Leeds|
|Academic Units:||The University of Leeds > Faculty of Environment (Leeds) > Institute for Transport Studies (Leeds)|
|Depositing User:||Adrian May|
|Date Deposited:||03 May 2007|
|Last Modified:||05 Jun 2014 07:35|