Visual memory transformations in dyslexia

Barnes, James, Hinkley, Lisa, Masters, Stuart and Boubert, Laura (2007) Visual memory transformations in dyslexia. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 104. pp. 881-891. ISSN 0031-5125

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Representational Momentum refers to observers' distortion of recognition memory for pictures that imply motion because of an automatic mental process which extrapolates along the implied trajectory of the picture. Neuroimaging evidence suggests that activity in the magnocellular visual pathway is necessary for representational momentum to occur. It has been proposed that individuals with dyslexia have a mangocellular deficit, so it was hypothesised that these individuals would show reduced or absent representational momentum. In this study, 30 adults with dyslexia and 30 age-matched controls were compared on two tasks, one linear and one rotation, which had previously elicited the representational momentum effect. Analysis indicated significant differences in the performance of the two groups, with the dyslexia group having a reduced susceptibility to representational momentum in both linear and rotational directions. the findings highlight that deficits in temporal spatial processing may contribute to the perceptual profile of dyslexia.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: University of Westminster > Social Sciences and Humanities
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Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2008 10:06
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2009 14:38

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