Auditory stimulus detection is not suppressed during saccadic eye movements
Journal/Book: Perception. 1996; 25: 207 Brondesbury Park, London, England NW2 5JN. Pion Ltd. 999-1004.
Abstract: Auditory detection and pitch discrimination thresholds were measured during saccades and during periods of fixation. The accuracy of auditory localisation under these two conditions was also measured. These thresholds were unaffected by whether the sound was presented during a saccade or during periods of steady fixation: there is no evidence for saccadic suppression of auditory processing.
Note: Article LR Harris, York Univ, Dept Psychol, 4700 Keele St, N York, on M3J 1P3, Canada