A battery of auditory tests was given under the
conditions of monaural and binaural presentation.
The results indicated that both primary and
second-order factors were similar to those found
earlier with the same tests. The hierarchical solution
also indicated that most of the differences between
the conditions of presentation occurred at the
lowest order of factoring. Differences between the
means showed the same trends as those reported in
the literature on hemispheric specialization. Obtained
first-order factors were interpreted as Tonal
Memory, Speech Perception Under Distraction/Distortion,
and Maintaining and Judging Rhythm, all
representing a measure of General Auditory Function.
In addition, a broad first-order factor of Fluid
Intelligence was identified along with Temporal
Tracking, representing an interesting new component.
Although General Auditory Function is a
broad perceptual factor akin to General Visualization,
it differs from the latter in an important way.
It is suggested that competition between the auditory
messages may be typical of General Auditory
Function but that the hemispheric localization is
Stankov, Lazar. (1980). Ear differences and implied cerebral lateralization on some intellective auditory factors. Applied Psychological Measurement, 4, 21-38. doi:10.1177/014662168000400104
Ear differences and implied cerebral lateralization on some intellective auditory factors.
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