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ERIC Number: ED149290
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Pages: 6
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Reference Count: 0
Heart Rate During Reading.
Campbell, Leo J.
This study measured the increase of heart rate during reading (over a baseline rate when the subject was at rest) caused by anticipation of comprehension questions to follow. It also investigates correlations between heart rate and reading speed and comprehension. Twenty-four college subjects, considered normal readers according to SAT-Verbal performance, read one of four semantically identical passages controlled in interest level and varying in readability from grade levels 9 through 17. Heart rate was recorded during rest and during reading conditions. Conclusions of the study, overturning previous research, state that heart rate is not directly linked to cognitive activity. Need for further psychophysiological research, particularly with children, is recommended. (MAI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (27th, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 1-3, 1977)