Print Email Facebook Twitter Poke and pop: Tactile-visual synchrony increases visual saliency Title Poke and pop: Tactile-visual synchrony increases visual saliency Author van der Burg, E. Olivers, C.N.L. Bronkhorst, A.W. Theeuwes, J. TNO Defensie en Veiligheid Publication year 2009 Abstract The majority of studies investigating interactions between vision and touch have typically explored single events, presenting one object at a time. The present study investigates how tactile-visual interactions affect competition between multiple visual objects in more dynamic cluttered environments. Participants searched for a horizontal or vertical line segment among distractor line segments of various orientations, all continuously changing color. Search times and search slopes were substantially reduced when the target color change was accompanied by a tactile signal. These benefits were observed even though the tactile signal was uninformative about the location, orientation, or color of the visual target. We conclude that tactile-visual synchrony guides attention in multiple object environments by increasing the saliency of the visual event. © 2008 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved. Subject PerceptionAttentionMultisensory integrationPip and pop effectTouchVisionadolescentadultarticlecolor visionenvironmenteye movementfemalehumanmalepriority journaltouchvisionvisual orientationvisual stimulationAdolescentAnalysis of VarianceAttentionFemaleHumansMalePhotic StimulationPhysical StimulationReaction TimeTask Performance and AnalysisTouch PerceptionVisual PerceptionYoung Adult To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:41f925b2-64c9-4582-9961-24bfe131c374 DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2008.11.002 TNO identifier 181251 ISSN 0304-3940 Source Neuroscience Letters, 450 (1), 60-64 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.