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ERIC Number: ED108658
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-15
Pages: 21
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The Eyeful Power.
Debes, John L., III
Intelligence Quotient (IQ) tests show that there is a rise in IQ measurement up to age 5 1/2, yet the IQ levels off and drops at age 8 1/2. The shift from unrestricted television viewing for preschoolers to the emphasis on verbal communication in school may be the cause. Visual languages within a symbolic system could be one method of communication of ideas between people. Visual literacy is centered in the right cerebral hemisphere of the average person; therefore children are accumulating language experiences in the right hemisphere until they enter school and are urged to use verbal communication, a left hemispheric activity. An experiment was conducted using boys with above average intelligence who had reading problems. It was learned that all three had an unusually high capacity for three dimensional visualization, a characteristic of artists, architects, and other visually oriented people. Visual communication should be seen as a form of sequential language and not necessarily a form of aesthetic expression. (DS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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