ERIC Number: ED208013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Relation of Conjugate Lateral Eye Movements to Inferential Reasoning and Semantic Comprehension.
Dunn, Bruce R.; And Others
Two studies examined the relationship between cognitive style as determined by conjugate lateral eye-movements and the ability to recognize correct inferences and specific items from textual and pictorial displays. Subjects were given related sets of sentences and pictures followed by separate inference and recognition memory tests. Results of Experiment 1 showed that left movers or right-hemisphere dominant subjects (LEM/RH's) recognized more verbal inferences than pictorial inferences, whereas right movers or left-hemisphere dominant subjects (REM/LH's) recognized both types of inferences equally well. Further, the overall recognition memory score of LEM/RH subjects was greater than REM/LH subjects. Analysis of the inference data of Experiment 2 found that LEM/RH's subjects had higher mean inference scores than REM/LH's subjects. The results of both experiments were contrary to conjugate lateral eye-movement theory. Suggestions for a more integrative bimodal theory were discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (65th, Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).