Visuospatial attention in myopia

Massimo Turatto, Andrea Facoetti, Giovanna Serra, Francesco Benso, Mario Angi, Carlo Umiltà, Gian Gastone Mascetti

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Four experiments were conducted to ascertain whether myopia is associated with deficits of visuospatial attention. In myopic and emmetropic control subjects, we studied: (1) automatic and voluntary orienting of attention, (2) focusing of attention and (3) performance on a visual search task. The results indicated that automatic orienting was defective in myopics and their performance in visual search was less efficient than that of controls. By contrast, myopics showed no deficits in voluntary orienting and in focusing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-372
Number of pages4
JournalCognitive Brain Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 25 1999


  • Attentional orienting
  • Focusing
  • Myopia
  • Spatial attention
  • Visual search

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology


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