Do left and right asymmetries of hemispheric preference interact with attention to predict local and global performance in applied tasks?

Jackson, Chris J., Hobman, Elizabeth V., Jimmieson, Nerina L., & Martin, Robin (2012) Do left and right asymmetries of hemispheric preference interact with attention to predict local and global performance in applied tasks? Laterality, 17(6), pp. 647-672.

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Abstract

Many cognitive neuroscience studies show that the ability to attend to and identify global or local information is lateralised between the two hemispheres in the human brain; the left hemisphere is biased towards the local level, whereas the right hemisphere is biased towards the global level. Results of two studies show attention-focused people with a right ear preference (biased towards the left hemisphere) are better at local tasks, whereas people with a left ear preference (biased towards the right hemisphere) are better at more global tasks. In a third study we determined if right hemisphere-biased followers who attend to global stimuli are likely to have a stronger relationship between attention and globally based supervisor ratings of performance. Results provide evidence in support of this hypothesis. Our research supports our model and suggests that the interaction between attention and lateral preference is an important and novel predictor of work-related outcomes.

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ID Code: 71589
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Attention, Hemispheric asymmetries, Lateral preference, Ear preference
DOI: 10.1080/1357650X.2011.615125
ISSN: 1357-650X
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Deposited On: 15 May 2014 23:04
Last Modified: 19 May 2014 01:14

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