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  • Hagen, Thomas; Laeng, Bruno (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / PublishedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    Evolutionary psychologists have suggested that modern humans have evolved to automatically direct their attention toward animal stimuli. Although this suggestion has found support in several attentional paradigms, it is ...
  • Hagen, Thomas; Laeng, Bruno (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / PublishedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2016)
    The “animate monitoring” hypothesis proposes that humans are evolutionarily predisposed to recruit attention toward animals. Support for this has repeatedly been obtained through the change detection paradigm where animals ...
  • Hagen, Thomas; Espeseth, Thomas; Laeng, Bruno (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / PublishedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2018)
    Some evolutionary psychologists have hypothesized that animals have priority in human attention. That is, they should be detected and selected more efficiently than other types of objects, especially man-made ones. Such a ...
  • Lobben, Marit; Agata, Bochynska; Tanggaard, Stine; Laeng, Bruno (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / PublishedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    We compared two non-overlapping data sets: (a) the semantic categories in representative samples of nominal classification languages (N = 334); and in a non-overlapping population (b) semantic category-specific impairments ...
  • Suzuki, Yuta; Minami, Tetsuto; Laeng, Bruno; Nakauchi, Shigeki (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / PublishedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    We hypothesized that pupil constrictions to the glare illusion, where converging luminance gradients subjectively enhance the perception of brightness, would be stronger for ‘blue’ than for other colors. Such an expectation ...
  • Liu, Hang; Laeng, Bruno; Czajkowski, Nikolai (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / PublishedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Stereopsis is a powerful depth cue for humans, which may also contribute to object recognition. In particular, we surmise that face identification would benefit from the availability of stereoscopic depth cues, since facial ...
  • Aminihajibashi, Samira; Hagen, Thomas; Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Laeng, Bruno; Espeseth, Thomas (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / PublishedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Previous studies on individual differences in pupil size of healthy individuals and their relation to performance have been inconclusive. Using a novel approach, we tested the effect of general cognitive abilities and level ...
  • Nygaard, Gro O.; de Rodez Benavent, Sigrid Aune; Harbo, Hanne Flinstad; Laeng, Bruno; Sowa, Piotr; Damangir, Soheil; Nilsen, Kristian Bernhard; Etholm, Lars; Tønnesen, Siren; Kerty, Emilia; Drolsum, Liv; Landrø, Nils Inge; Celius, Elisabeth Gulowsen (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / PublishedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2015)
    Purpose Eye and hand motor dysfunction may be present early in the disease course of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), and can affect the results on visual and written cognitive tests. We aimed to test for ...
  • Zavagno, Damiele; Tommasi, Luca; Laeng, Bruno (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / PublishedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    Pupil diameters were recorded with an eye-tracker while participants observed cruciform patterns of gray-scale gradients that evoked illusions of enhanced brightness (glare) or of enhanced darkness. The illusions were ...
  • Laeng, Bruno; Kiambarua, Kenneth Gitiye; Hagen, Thomas; Bochynska, Agata; Lubell, James; Suzuki, Hikaru; Okubo, Matia (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / PublishedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2018)
    In an internet-based, forced-choice, test of the ‘face race lightness illusion’, the majority of respondents, regardless of their ethnicity, reported perceiving the African face as darker in skin tone than the European ...
  • de Rodez Benavent, Sigrid Aune; Nygaard, Gro Owren; Harbo, Hanne Flinstad; Tønnesen, Siren; Sowa, Piotr; Landrø, Nils Inge; Gustavsen, Marte Wendel; Etholm, Lars; Nilsen, Kristian Bernhard; Drolsum, Liv; Kerty, Emilia; Celius, Elisabeth Gulowsen; Laeng, Bruno (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / PublishedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    Introduction In early multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, cognitive changes and fatigue are frequent and troublesome symptoms, probably related to both structural and functional brain changes. Whether there is a common ...
  • Øvervoll, Morten; Schettino, Ilaria; Suzuki, Hikaru; Okubo, Matia; Laeng, Bruno (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / PublishedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Images of European female and male faces were digitally processed to generate spatial frequency (SF) filtered images containing only a narrow band of visual information within the Fourier spectrum. The original unfiltered ...
  • Zelechowska, Agata; Gonzalez-Sanchez, Victor E.; Laeng, Bruno; Jensenius, Alexander Refsum (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / PublishedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Previous studies have shown that music may lead to spontaneous body movement, even when people try to stand still. But are spontaneous movement responses to music similar if the stimuli are presented using headphones or ...
  • Aminihajibashi, Samira; Hagen, Thomas; Foldal, Maja Dyhre; Laeng, Bruno; Espeseth, Thomas (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / PublishedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    Dynamic non-luminance-mediated changes in pupil diameter have frequently been shown to be a reliable index for the level of arousal, mental effort, and activity in the locus coeruleus, the brainstem's noradrenergic arousal ...
  • Laeng, Bruno; Vermeer, Oddrun; Sulutvedt, Unni (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / PublishedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2013)
    Opposing forces influence assortative mating so that one seeks a similar mate while at the same time avoiding inbreeding with close relatives. Thus, mate choice may be a balancing of phenotypic similarity and dissimilarity ...
  • Endestad, Tor; Godøy, Rolf Inge; Sneve, Markus Handal; Hagen, Thomas; Bochynska, Agata Elzbieta; Laeng, Bruno (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / PublishedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    We investigated “musical effort” with an internationally renowned, classical, pianist while playing, listening, and imagining music. We used pupillometry as an objective measure of mental effort and fMRI as an exploratory ...
  • Skaansar, Jo Fougner; Laeng, Bruno; Danielsen, Anne (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / PublishedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    The present study tested two assumptions concerning the auditory processing of microtiming in musical grooves (i.e., repeating, movement-inducing rhythmic patterns): 1) Microtiming challenges the listener's internal framework ...
  • Løseth, Guro Engvig; Eikemo, Marie Helene; Isager, Peder Mortvedt; Holmgren, Jostein; Laeng, Bruno; Vindenes, Vigdis; Hjornevik, Trine; Leknes, Siri (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / AcceptedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2018)
    The μ-opioid system modulates responses to pain and psychosocial stress and mediates non-social and social reward. In humans, the μ-opioid agonist morphine can increase overt attention to the eye-region and visual exploration ...
  • Benavent, Sigrid Aune de Rodez; Nygaard, Gro Owren; Nilsen, Kristian Bernhard; Etholm, Lars; Sowa, Piotr; Gustavsen, Marte Wendel; Harbo, Hanne Flinstad; Drolsum, Liv; Laeng, Bruno; Kerty, Emilia; Celius, Elisabeth Gulowsen (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / PublishedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    Introduction: Autonomic nervous system (ANS) symptoms are prevalent in multiple sclerosis (MS) as is neurodegeneration. Our aim was to explore the occurrence of ANS symptoms and retinal neurodegeneration in a newly diagnosed ...
  • Akca, Merve; Laeng, Bruno; Godøy, Rolf Inge (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / PublishedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Background: Attending to goal-relevant information can leave us metaphorically “blind” or “deaf” to the next relevant information while searching among distracters. This temporal cost lasting for about a half a second on ...