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ERIC Number: EJ953675
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0093-934X
Does Silent Reading Speed in Normal Adult Readers Depend on Early Visual Processes? Evidence from Event-Related Brain Potentials
Korinth, Sebastian Peter; Sommer, Werner; Breznitz, Zvia
Brain and Language, v120 n1 p15-26 Jan 2012
Little is known about the relationship of reading speed and early visual processes in normal readers. Here we examined the association of the early P1, N170 and late N1 component in visual event-related potentials (ERPs) with silent reading speed and a number of additional cognitive skills in a sample of 52 adult German readers utilizing a Lexical Decision Task (LDT) and a Face Decision Task (FDT). Amplitudes of the N170 component in the LDT but, interestingly, also in the FDT correlated with behavioral tests measuring silent reading speed. We suggest that reading speed performance can be at least partially accounted for by the extraction of essential structural information from visual stimuli, consisting of a domain-general and a domain-specific expertise-based portion. (Contains 7 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany