Auditory White Noise Enhances Cognitive Performance Under Certain Conditions: Examples from Visuo-Spatial Working Memory and Dichotic Listening Tasks
2009 (English)In: Proceedings FONETIK 2009 / [ed] Peter Branderud & Hartmut Traunmüller, Stockholm: Department of Linguistics, Stockholm Universitet , 2009, 160-164 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This study examines when external auditive noise can enhance performance in a dichotic listening and a visuo-spatial working memory task. Noise is typically conceived of as being detrimental for cognitive performance; however, given the mechanism of stochastic resonance (SR), a certain amount of noise can benefit performance. In particular we predict that low performers will be aided by noise whereas high performers decline in performance during the same condition. Data from two experiments will be presented; participants were students at Stockholm University.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Department of Linguistics, Stockholm Universitet , 2009. 160-164 p.
, Swedish Phonetcs Conferences
Noise; perception; stochastic resonance; cogntive perfromance
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-34784ISBN: ISBN 978-91-633-4892-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-34784DiVA: diva2:285543
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