When sounds look right and images sound correct: Cross-modal coherence enhances claims of pattern presence

Michał Ziembowicz , Andrzej Nowak , Piotr Winkielman

Abstract

How do people decide whether a stimulus contains a pattern? One possibility is that theyrely on a global, non-specific signal of coherence. Interestingly, this signal might reflect acombination of different stimulus sources. Consequently, the coherence of one stimulusmight influence decisions about coherence of a second, unrelated stimulus. We exploredthis possibility in three experiments in which participants judged the presence of a patternin targets from one sensory modality, while being exposed in the background to incidentalcoherent and incoherent stimuli in a different modality (visual-auditory, auditory-visual). Across all three experiments, using a variety of judgments, coherence ofincidental background cross-modal patterns enhanced claims of pattern presence. Thesefindings advance our understanding of how people judge order in the structured as wellas in the unstructured world.
Author Michał Ziembowicz
Michał Ziembowicz,,
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, Andrzej Nowak
Andrzej Nowak,,
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, Piotr Winkielman (Wydział Psychologii)
Piotr Winkielman,,
- Wydział Psychologii
Journal seriesCognition, ISSN 0010-0277, (A 40 pkt)
Issue year2013
Vol129
No2
Pages273-278
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishJudgments, Decisions, Patterns, Regularity, Coherence, Fluency
ASJC Classification2805 Cognitive Neuroscience; 3310 Linguistics and Language; 3204 Developmental and Educational Psychology; 1203 Language and Linguistics; 3205 Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
DOIDOI:10.1016/j.cognition.2013.07.010
URL http://psy2.ucsd.edu/~pwinkiel/ziembowicz-nowak-winkielman_coherence_Cognition-2013.pdf
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2013 = 2.022; WoS Impact Factor: 2013 = 3.634 (2) - 2013=5.088 (5)
Citation count*8 (2020-09-22)
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