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ERIC Number: ED034655
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Pages: 14
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Some Relationships Between Auditory and Visual Discriminations.
Kling, Martin
California Journal of Educational Research, v19 n4 p170-182 Sep 1968
An audiovisual sensory test on 66 educational psychology students supported the contention expressed in Holmes'"Substrata Factor of Reading" that the individual differences in the sensory modes are not necessarily highly correlated. It further suggested that there exists an "intersensory facilitation," but that facilitation is probably not at the level of elementary perception but on the somewhat higher levels of cerebral association. Students were assigned to two groups alphabetically; those in group 1 were asked to distinguish between tone pairs and then between pairs of visual wave patterns. Group-2 students were tested first for visual and then for auditory discrimination. Statistically insignificant correlations were found between age and ability to discriminate both sound and visual pairs. No sex differences were found in either test. Although group 1 second higher than group 2, the auditory test was much easier for both groups than was the visual test. An analysis was made of the auditory and visual scores of the upper and lower 27 percent of students in order to determine whether greater sensitivity in one sense modality necessarily facilitates, inhibits, or is compensated for in the other mode. All the correlations were low and not statistically significant. It did not seem that extreme visual and auditory discrimination abilities measured by the tests were correlated. Tables and references are included. (BT)
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