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An electrophysiological study of print processing in kindergarten: the contribution of the visual n1 as a predictor of reading outcome


Brem, Silvia; Bach, Silvia; Kujala, Janne V; Maurer, Urs; Lyytinen, Heikki; Richardson, Ulla; Brandeis, Daniel (2013). An electrophysiological study of print processing in kindergarten: the contribution of the visual n1 as a predictor of reading outcome. Developmental Neuropsychology, 38(8):567-594.

Abstract

Sensitivity to print is characterized by a left occipito-temporal negativity to words in the event-related potential N1. This sensitivity is modulated by reading skills and may thus represent a neural marker of reading competence. Here we studied the development of the N1 in regular and poor readers from preschool age to school age to test whether the amplitude of the N1 predicts children's reading outcomes. Our results suggest a predictive value of the print-sensitive negativity over the right hemisphere. Whether this N1 may serve as a biomarker to improve prognosis in preliterate children should be clarified in future studies.

Abstract

Sensitivity to print is characterized by a left occipito-temporal negativity to words in the event-related potential N1. This sensitivity is modulated by reading skills and may thus represent a neural marker of reading competence. Here we studied the development of the N1 in regular and poor readers from preschool age to school age to test whether the amplitude of the N1 predicts children's reading outcomes. Our results suggest a predictive value of the print-sensitive negativity over the right hemisphere. Whether this N1 may serve as a biomarker to improve prognosis in preliterate children should be clarified in future studies.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich > Center for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
04 Faculty of Medicine > Neuroscience Center Zurich
04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Integrative Human Physiology
06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
150 Psychology
610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2013
Deposited On:13 Jan 2014 15:23
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 17:21
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1532-6942
Additional Information:This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Developmental Neuropsychology, 38(8):567-594 for the final version of the article as published in the Developmental Neuropsychology 2013 Copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/87565641.2013.828729.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/87565641.2013.828729
PubMed ID:24219696

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