Seema Prasad
University of Hyderabad
Saccadic maskingAttentional controlEmotional expressionSubliminal stimuliEye movementPsychologyCognitive psychologyWorking memoryPerceptionVisual fieldControl (linguistics)Stimulus onset asynchronyLexiconVisual processingLanguage proficiencyAttentional shiftGazeContext (language use)Task (project management)Abrupt onsetEmotional valenceNeuroscience of multilingualismSpoken wordHindiAudiologyEye trackingCued speech
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#1Seema Prasad (University of Hyderabad)H-Index: 5
#2Ramesh Kumar Mishra (University of Hyderabad)H-Index: 16
Last. Raymond M. Klein (Dal: Dalhousie University)H-Index: 70
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In 2018, Ruthruff and Gaspelin used a modified spatial cuing paradigm in which targets were presented at two locations while abrupt-onset cues could be presented at four locations. They found that performance following cues presented at irrelevant locations was no worse than following no cue or following a centrally presented cue. They concluded, as conveyed by the title of their article (Immunity to Attentional Capture at Ignored Locations) that a spatial attentional control setting had elimina...
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#1Aniruddha Ramgir (TAU: Tel Aviv University)
#2Seema Prasad (University of Hyderabad)H-Index: 5
Last. Ramesh Kumar Mishra (University of Hyderabad)H-Index: 16
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Salient objects, such as abrupt-onsets, can capture attention even when nearly invisible. While the influence of explicit factors on such capture (e.g., task-goals) has been extensively investigate...
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Does a concurrent verbal working memory (WM) load constrain cross-linguistic activation? In a visual world study, participants listened to Hindi (L1) or English (L2) spoken words and viewed a display containing the phonological cohort of the translation equivalent (TE cohort) of the spoken word and 3 distractors. Experiment 1 was administered without a load. Participants then maintained two or four letters (Experiment 2) or two, six or eight letters (Experiment 3) in WM and were tested on backwa...
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#1Seema Prasad (University of Hyderabad)H-Index: 5
#2Shiji Viswambharan (University of Hyderabad)H-Index: 1
Last. Ramesh Kumar Mishra (University of Hyderabad)H-Index: 16
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Abstract Visual world studies with bilinguals have demonstrated spontaneous cross-linguistic activations. In two experiments, we examined whether concurrent visual working memory (VWM) load constrains bilingual parallel activation during spoken word comprehension. Hindi-English bilinguals heard a spoken word in Hindi (L1) or English (L2) and saw a display containing the spoken word-referent, a phonological cohort of the spoken word’s translation and two unrelated objects. Participants completed ...
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#1Seema Prasad (University of Hyderabad)H-Index: 5
#2Ramesh Kumar Mishra (University of Hyderabad)H-Index: 16
While it is known that reward induces attentional prioritisation, it is not clear what effect reward-learning has when associated with stimuli that are not fully perceived. The masked priming paradigm has been extensively used to investigate the indirect impact of brief stimuli on response behaviour. Interestingly, the effect of masked primes is observed even when participants choose their responses freely. While classical theories assume this process to be automatic, recent studies have provide...
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#1Pratik BhandariH-Index: 1
#2Seema PrasadH-Index: 5
Last. Ramesh Kumar MishraH-Index: 16
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We examined if bilinguals are sensitive to contextual factors with regard to the presence of interlocutors and if this reflects in how they modulate their executive control. First, we introduced Telugu–English bilinguals to monolingual, bilingual and neutral interlocutors in the form of cartoon characters through an interactive session. Following this, they performed the attention network task (ANT) with the image of interlocutors appearing on every trial before the flankers. High proficient bil...
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#1Seema Prasad (University of Hyderabad)H-Index: 5
#2Ramesh Kumar Mishra (University of Hyderabad)H-Index: 16
Subliminal cues have been shown to capture attention and modulate manual response behaviour but their impact on eye movement behaviour is not well-studied. In two experiments, we examined if subliminal cues influence constrained free-choice saccades and if this influence is under strategic control as a function of task-relevancy of the cues. On each trial, a display containing four filled circles at the centre of each quadrant was shown. A central coloured circle indicated the relevant visual fi...
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#1Ramesh Kumar Mishra (University of Hyderabad)H-Index: 16
#2Manasa Padmanabhuni (University of Hyderabad)H-Index: 1
Last. Seema Prasad (University of Hyderabad)H-Index: 5
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ABSTRACTWe examined if language proficiency modulates performance in tasks that measure executive control in older Telugu-English bilinguals (n = 50, mean age = 57.15 years). We administered numeri...
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#1Seema Prasad (University of Hyderabad)H-Index: 5
#2Ramesh Kumar Mishra (University of Hyderabad)H-Index: 16
Attentional selection in humans is mostly determined by what is important to them or by the saliency of the objects around them. How our visual and attentional system manage these various sources of attentional capture is one of the most intensely debated issues in cognitive psychology. Along with the traditional dichotomy of goal-driven and stimulus-driven theories, newer frameworks such as reward learning and selection history have been proposed as well to understand how a stimulus captures at...
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#1Jay Prakash Singh (Allahabad University)H-Index: 5
#1Jay Prakash Singh (Allahabad University)H-Index: 5
Last. Ramesh Kumar Mishra (University of Hyderabad)H-Index: 16
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We examined if bilinguals with superior L2 proficiency perform better on tasks that call for motor preparedness and anticipatory monitoring. While many have studied conflict resolution in isolation, few have explored how control related to action preparation and conflict interaction in the case of bilinguals. We compared high and low proficient Hindi–English bilinguals on a saccadic Stroop task where participants had to program saccades towards visual targets while execution time was manipulated...
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