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dc.contributor.authorChen, Jennifer
Zhou, Wen
Chen, Denise
dc.date.accessioned 2013-08-22T22:37:22Z
dc.date.available 2013-08-22T22:37:22Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Chen, Jennifer, Zhou, Wen and Chen, Denise. "Binaral Rivalry in the Presence of Visual Perceptual and Semantic Influences." PLoS One, 7, no. 10 (2012) Public Library of Science: e47317. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0047317.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/71764
dc.description.abstract When two different odorants are presented simultaneously to the two nostrils, we experience alternations in olfactory percepts, a phenomenon called binaral rivalry. Little is known about the nature of such alternations. Here we investigate this issue by subjecting unstable and stable olfactory percepts to the influences of visual perceptual or semantic cues as participants engage in simultaneous samplings of either two different odorants (binaral) or a single odorant and water (mononaral), one to each nostril. We show that alternations of olfactory percepts in the binaral setting persist in the presence of visual perceptual and semantic modulations. We also show that perceptual cues have a stronger effect than semantic cues in the binaral case, whereas their effects are comparable in the mononaral setting. Our findings provide evidence that an inherent, stimulus-driven process underlies binaral rivalry despite its general susceptibility to top-down influences.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Public Library of Science
dc.rights This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.title Binaral Rivalry in the Presence of Visual Perceptual and Semantic Influences
dc.type Journal article
dc.contributor.funder NIH grant R03DC4956
dc.citation.journalTitle PLoS One
dc.citation.volumeNumber 7
dc.citation.issueNumber 10
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dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0047317
dc.identifier.pmcid PMC3467230
dc.identifier.pmid 23056626
dc.type.publication publisher version
dc.citation.firstpage e47317


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