Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-41368
Maurer, U; 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.
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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.
|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
610 Medicine & health
|Deposited On:||04 Jan 2011 16:21|
|Last Modified:||23 Nov 2012 15:48|
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
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