PP1309 - Effect of Manipulating Acoustic Cues on Stream Segregation in Children
Participants should be aware of the following financial/non-financial relationships:
Kirsten Mosko, BS: Nothing to disclose
Kristina M. Ward, MA: Nothing to disclose
Tina M. Grieco-Calub, PhD: Nothing to disclose
This study investigated how children utilize acoustic cues to segregate auditory streams throughout development. Young children performed more poorly on an auditory change detection task when provided with a frequency cue in isolation than with a spatial cue in isolation or combined frequency and spatial cues. Children with better attentional control, quantified using a standardized Flanker Test, performed better on the task. These findings suggest that children’s stream segregation may depend on access to spatial cues and attentional control.