The contribution of rapid visual and auditory processing to the reading of irregular words and pseudowords presented singly and in contiguity

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Au, Agnes and Lovegrove, Bill. 2007. "The contribution of rapid visual and auditory processing to the reading of irregular words and pseudowords presented singly and in contiguity." Attention, Perception and Psychophysics. 69 (8), pp. 1344-1359.
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The contribution of rapid visual and auditory processing to the reading of irregular words and pseudowords presented singly and in contiguity

ERA Journal ID6549
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsAu, Agnes (Author) and Lovegrove, Bill (Author)
Journal TitleAttention, Perception and Psychophysics
Journal Citation69 (8), pp. 1344-1359
Number of Pages16
Year2007
Place of PublicationAustin, TX, United States
ISSN0031-5117
1943-3921
1943-393X
Web Address (URL)http://app.psychonomic-journals.org/content/69/8/1344.full.pdf+html
Abstract

This study examined the relative involvement of rapid auditory and visual temporal resolution mechanisms in the reading of phonologically regular pseudowords and English irregular words presented both in isolation and in contiguity as a series of six words. Seventy-nine undergraduates participated in a range of reading, visual temporal, and auditory temporal tasks. The correlation analyses suggested a general timing mechanism across modalities. There were more significant correlations between the visual temporal measures and irregular word reading and between the auditory measures and pseudoword reading. Auditory gap detection predicted pseudoword reading accuracies. The low temporal frequency flicker contrast sensitivity measure predicted the accuracies of isolated irregular words and pseudowords presented in contiguity. However, when a combined speed-accuracy score was used, visible persistence at both low and high spatial frequencies and auditory gap detection were active the in the reading of pseudowords presented in contiguity. Sensory processing skills in both visual and auditory modalities accounted for some of the variance in the reading performance of normal undergraduates, not just reading-impaired students.

Keywordsrapid visual processing; auditory processing; reading; irregular words; pseudowords; contiguity; visual temporal resolution
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520406. Sensory processes, perception and performance
520499. Cognitive and computational psychology not elsewhere classified
520105. Psychological methodology, design and analysis
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