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Close to me: the effect of distractors on spatial attention in healthy and clinical populations

The Flinders University of South Australia
Australian Research Council
Nicholls, Prof Michael E; Loetscher, Dr Tobias; Spence, Prof Charles J

Project Summary

To function well, we need to pay attention to what is important. This project investigates how the brain responds to distractors, such as a person or object that is close by. This knowledge will help with the treatment of people with attentional disorders and will assist the design of human/machine interfaces, such as cars and security screening.

Professor Michael Nicholls (email)
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, School of Psychology
Business: 82012425