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Development of visual expertise for reading: rapid emergence of visual familiarity for an artificial script


Maurer, Urs; Blau, V C; Yoncheva, Y N; McCandliss, B D (2010). Development of visual expertise for reading: rapid emergence of visual familiarity for an artificial script. Developmental Neuropsychology, 35(4):404-422.

Abstract

Adults produce left-lateralized N170 responses to visual words relative to control stimuli, even within tasks that do not require active reading. This specialization begins in preschoolers as a right-lateralized N170 effect. We investigated whether this developmental shift reflects an early learning phenomenon, such as attaining visual familiarity with a script, by training adults in an artificial script and measuring N170 responses before and afterward. Training enhanced the N170 response, especially over the right hemisphere. This suggests N170 sensitivity to visual familiarity with a script emerges before reading becomes sufficiently automatic to drive left-lateralized effects in a shallow encoding task.

Adults produce left-lateralized N170 responses to visual words relative to control stimuli, even within tasks that do not require active reading. This specialization begins in preschoolers as a right-lateralized N170 effect. We investigated whether this developmental shift reflects an early learning phenomenon, such as attaining visual familiarity with a script, by training adults in an artificial script and measuring N170 responses before and afterward. Training enhanced the N170 response, especially over the right hemisphere. This suggests N170 sensitivity to visual familiarity with a script emerges before reading becomes sufficiently automatic to drive left-lateralized effects in a shallow encoding task.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
610 Medicine & health
Date:2010
Deposited On:04 Jan 2011 15:21
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:32
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1532-6942
Free access at:PubMed ID. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:10.1080/87565641.2010.480916
PubMed ID:20614357
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-41368

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