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Simon, Small, Ziglar and Craft (1970) found that reaction times to a high- or a low-pitched The effects of ventriloquism 129 tone were slower when the tone came in the ear opposite to the responding hand than when it came in the ear ipsilateral to it; reaction times were also slower when, by presenting the tone binaurally and manipulating the interaural phase, it seemed to come from the opposite side than when it seemed to come from the ipsilateral side. This means that the interference effect must be attributed to direction of the apparent source, not to the ear stimulated per se.

Six were male and twenty-six female. Procedure Pilot testing, in which the tape was presented twice, showed that sessions should be short and without trial repetition in order to prevent awareness of the spatial discordance. Thus, in the experiment reported here, each subject participated in one session which lasted about 30 minutes during which the tape was played once for 12 practice trials and 96 experimental trials. At the beginning the subject was shown a list of all possible syllables. Trials were presented under four conditions: (1) real and fictitious loudspeakers at 90” on either side of the median plane (condition R 90-F 90); loudspeakers at 45” (condition (2) real loudspeakers at 90”, and fictitious R 90-F 45); (3) fictitious and real loudspeakers at 45” (condition R 45-F 45); The effects of ventriloquism 133 (4) real loudspeakers at 45” and fictitious loudspeakers at 90” (condition R 45-F 90).

WASON University College London J. ST. 6. T. EVANS Plymouth Polytechnic Abstract Previous results have shown that the introduction of negatives into the sentences used in a deductive problem affected behavior in a systematic way which was independant of the logical structure of the problem. In the present investigation, the subjects were asked to justify their responses when reasoning about such sentences. In accordance with previous results, the responses were dominated by the terms in the sentences regardless of whether they were negated.

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