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Anticlockwise or clockwise?:a dynamic perception-action-laterality model for directionality bias in visuospatial functioning


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Karim, A. K. M. R., Proulx, M. J. and Likova, L. T., 2016. Anticlockwise or clockwise?:a dynamic perception-action-laterality model for directionality bias in visuospatial functioning. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 68.

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    Abstract

    Reviewing the relevant literature in visual psychophysics and visual neuroscience we propose a three-stage model of directionality bias in visuospatial functioning. We call this model the 'Perception-Action-Laterality' (PAL) hypothesis. We analyzed the research findings for a wide range of visuospatial tasks, showing that there are two major directionality trends: clockwise versus anticlockwise. It appears these preferences are combinatorial, such that a majority of people fall in the first category demonstrating a preference for stimuli/objects arranged from left-to-right rather than from right-to-left, while people in the second category show an opposite trend. These perceptual biases can guide sensorimotor integration and action, creating two corresponding turner groups in the population. In support of PAL, we propose another model explaining the origins of the biases- how the neurogenetic factors and the cultural factors interact in a biased competition framework to determine the direction and extent of biases. This dynamic model can explain not only the two major categories of biases, but also the unbiased, unreliably biased or mildly biased cases in visuosptial functioning.

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    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsKarim, A. K. M. R., Proulx, M. J. and Likova, L. T.
    DOI10.1016/j.neubiorev.2016.06.032
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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2016.06.032Free Full-text
    DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Psychology
    RefereedYes
    StatusPublished
    ID Code51270
    Additional InformationCopyright © 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.

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