PsychNology Journal, Volume 1, Number 2, 151 – 163

Optimization of Computer presented Information for left-handed Observer

Cecília Sikné Lányi
Laboratory of Colour and Multimedia, Department of Image Processing and Neurocomputing, University of Veszprem, H-8200 Veszprem, Hungary

 

ABSTRACT

An experiment was conducted to test the hypothesis that left- and right-handed people – due to differences in the cortical processing of the perceived information — will respond differently if a signal is presented in the left or right peripheral visual zone. Experiments showed small differences between left- and right-handed people that could be partially traced back to differences between their motoric skills. Differences could be observed depending on the task (identification of letters, numbers, seeing pictograms). For the lay-out of a display window, however, the differences seem to be too small to justify developing separate screen lay-outs designed for the use of left-handed or right-handed people.

 

KEYWORDS

right and left handed, stimuli presentation, software design. .

 

CITE AS

Sikné Lányi C. (2003). Optimization of Computer presented Information for left-handed Observer. PsychNology Journal, 1(2), 151 – 163. Retrieved [month] [day], [year], from www.psychnology.org.

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