ERIC Number: EJ549493
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Preschool Children's Attention to Television: Visual Attention and Probe Response Times.
Lorch, Elizabeth Pugzles; Castle, Victoria J.
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v66 n1 p111-27 Jul 1997
Examined engagement of children's cognitive capacity by televised material using secondary task paradigm. Had children respond to auditory probes distributed across researcher-manipulated segments of program. Found capacity more effectively engaged when language was comprehensible, if children were looking at TV when probes were presented; for normal segments, found increased engagement if a look had been continuous for some time. (EV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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