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ID: 322214.0, MPI für Psycholinguistik / The Neurobiology of Language
The impact of reading and writing skills on a visuo-motor integration task: A comparison between illiterate and literate subjects
Authors:Bramão, Inês; Mendonça, Alexandra; Faísca, Luís; Ingvar, Martin; Petersson, Karl Magnus; Reis, Alexandra
Language:English
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2007
Title of Journal:Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society
Volume:13
Issue / Number:2
Start Page:359
End Page:364
Review Status:Peer-review
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:Previous studies have shown a significant association between reading skills and the performance on visuo-motor tasks. In order to clarify whether reading and writing skills modulate non-linguistic domains, we investigated the performance of two literacy groups on a visuo-motor integration task with non-linguistic stimuli. Twenty-one illiterate participants and twenty matched literate controls were included in the experiment. Subjects were instructed to use the right or the left index finger to point to and touch a randomly presented target on the right or left side of a touch screen. The results showed that the literate subjects were significantly faster in detecting and touching targets on the left compared to the right side of the screen. In contrast, the presentation side did not affect the performance of the illiterate group. These results lend support to the idea that having acquired reading and writing skills, and thus a preferred left-to-right reading direction, influences visual scanning. (JINS, 2007, 13, 359–364
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:Peter Hagoort
Affiliations:MPI für Psycholinguistik
Identifiers:DOI:10.1017/S1355617707070440
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