Better the temporal processes, better the processing of certain types of text

Au, A., and Lovegrove, B. (2006) Better the temporal processes, better the processing of certain types of text. In: Proceedings of the The Abstracts of the 33rd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (58) p. 61. From: 33rd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, 20-23 April 2006, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

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This study examined whether readers with good temporal processing ability were better than those with average temporal processing ability in processing certain types of text. One-hundred-and-five English speaking undergraduates participated in a range of visual and auditory temporal tasks, and read English phonologically regular pseudowords and irregular words presented in isolation and as continuous text. Results indicated that good temporal processing readers were significantly better than average temporal processing readers in reading, particularly for irregular words. They were also better spellers and had higher IQ. However, once IQ, reading and spelling scores were controlled, there were no significant group differences in reading irregular and pseudowords presented singly and continuously. Readers with better visual temporal resolution did not process continuously presented text more accurately than single words. The findings highlighted the relevancy of the magnocellular sensitivity in dealing with languages of irregular orthography but failed to provide evidence that better visual temporal resolution would enhance the reading of text presented continuously rather than singly, at least among normal adult readers. Magnocellular sensitivity may be helpful, even though it may not be causal, to reading development. The discrepant results were discussed.

Item ID: 8992
Item Type: Conference Item (Abstract / Summary)
ISSN: 1742-9536
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2010 00:43
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170112 Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance @ 100%
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