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Eyes and Ears: Cross-Modal Interference of Tinnitus on Visual Processing
Li, Zhicheng1,2,3; Gu, Ruolei4,5; Zeng, Xiangli1; Qi, Min1; Cen, Jintian1; Zhang, Shuqi1; Gu, Jing1; Chen, Qi2,3
First AuthorLi, Zhicheng
2018-09-24
Source PublicationFRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY
Correspondent Emailxiangli zeng zxiangl@mail.sysu.edu.cn ; qi chen qi.chen27@gmail.com
ISSN1664-1078
SubtypeArticle
Volume9Pages:8
Contribution Rank4
Abstract

The visual processing capacity of tinnitus patients is worse than normal controls, indicating cross-modal interference. However, the mechanism underlying the tinnitus-modulated visual processing is largely unclear. In order to explore the influence of tinnitus on visual processing, this study used a signal recognition paradigm to observe whether the tinnitus group would display a significantly longer reaction time in processing the letter symbols (Experiment 1) and emotional faces (Experiment 2) than the control group. Signal detection and signal recognition, which reflect the perceptual and conceptual aspects of visual processing respectively, were manipulated individually in different conditions to identify the pattern of the cross-modal interference of tinnitus. The results showed that the tinnitus group required a significantly prolonged reaction time in detecting and recognizing the letter symbols and emotional faces than the control group; meanwhile, no between-group difference was detected in signal encoding. In addition, any gender-and distress-modulated effects of processing were not found, suggesting the universality of the present findings. Finally, follow-up studies would be needed to explore the neural mechanism behind the decline in speed of visual processing. The positive emotional bias in tinnitus patients also needs to be further verified and discussed. Highlights: - The bottom-up visual processing speed is decreased in tinnitus patients. - Tinnitus primarily interferes with the detection of the visual signals in individuals.

KeywordTinnitus Cross-modal Interference Bottom-up Reaction Time Letter Symbol Emotional Face
DOI10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01779
Indexed BySSCI
Language英语
Funding OrganizationScience and Technology Program of Guangzhou, China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China
Funding ProjectScience and Technology Program of Guangzhou, China[201704030081] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[31571124]
WOS Research AreaPsychology
WOS SubjectPsychology, Multidisciplinary
WOS IDWOS:000445376100001
PublisherFRONTIERS MEDIA SA
WOS KeywordSpatial Attention ; Generation ; Mechanisms ; Children ; Adults
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.psych.ac.cn/handle/311026/27009
Collection中国科学院行为科学重点实验室
Corresponding AuthorZeng, Xiangli; Chen, Qi
Affiliation1.Sun Yat Sen Univ, Affiliated Hosp 3, Dept Otolaryngol Head & Neck Surg, Guangzhou, Guangdong, Peoples R China
2.South China Normal Univ, Ctr Studies Psychol Applicat, Guangzhou, Guangdong, Peoples R China
3.South China Normal Univ, Dept Psychol, Guangzhou, Guangdong, Peoples R China
4.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Psychol, Key Lab Behav Sci, Beijing, Peoples R China
5.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Dept Psychol, Beijing, Peoples R China
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Li, Zhicheng,Gu, Ruolei,Zeng, Xiangli,et al. Eyes and Ears: Cross-Modal Interference of Tinnitus on Visual Processing[J]. FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY,2018,9:8.
APA Li, Zhicheng.,Gu, Ruolei.,Zeng, Xiangli.,Qi, Min.,Cen, Jintian.,...&Chen, Qi.(2018).Eyes and Ears: Cross-Modal Interference of Tinnitus on Visual Processing.FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY,9,8.
MLA Li, Zhicheng,et al."Eyes and Ears: Cross-Modal Interference of Tinnitus on Visual Processing".FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY 9(2018):8.
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