Magnocellular mediated visual-spatial attention and reading ability

Kinsey, K., Rose, M., Hansen, Peter C., Richardson, A. and Stein, J. (2004). Magnocellular mediated visual-spatial attention and reading ability. NeuroReport, 15 (14), pp. 2215-2218.


This study explores the relationship between attentional processing mediated by visual magnocellular (MC) processing and reading ability. Reading ability in a group of primary school children was compared to performance on a visual cued coherent motion detection task. The results showed that a brief spatial cue was more effective in drawing attention either away or towards a visual target in the group of readers ranked in the upper 25% of the sample compared to lower ranked readers. Regression analysis showed a significant relationship between attentional processing and reading when the effects of age and intellectual ability were removed. Results suggested a stronger relationship between visual attentional and non-word reading compared to irregular word reading. (C) 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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Divisions: Life & Health Sciences > Audiology
Uncontrolled Keywords: attention,coherent motion,magnocellular,priming,reading,Neuroscience(all)
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Published Date: 2004-10-05
Authors: Kinsey, K.
Rose, M.
Hansen, Peter C.
Richardson, A.
Stein, J.

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