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undergraduate thesis: Rapid processing of multi-element arrays : is visual-attentional deficit present in Chinese developmental dyslexia?

TitleRapid processing of multi-element arrays : is visual-attentional deficit present in Chinese developmental dyslexia?
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Issue Date2011
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Tam, K. [譚絜心]. (2011). Rapid processing of multi-element arrays : is visual-attentional deficit present in Chinese developmental dyslexia?. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.
AbstractThe current study consisted of two experiments involving adult and child Chinese readers respectively. The aim of the study was to investigate the serial position effects of normal readers in processing multi-element array and to see if visual attentional deficit theory could explain developmental dyslexia. Participants were tested on their ability in processing multi-element array using a two-alternative forced-choice task. Letters, digits, symbols, Chinese characters and logographeme were used as stimuli. Skilled Chinese readers gave an inverted V-shaped serial position function for all stimuli. It was contradict with what previously found in alphabetic readers and reflected a difference in visual processing mechanism for different language users. Also, performance of lexical/verbal materials were significantly better than that of non-lexical/non-verbal materials for all participants. This suggested that the sound/meaning of the stimuli would help in visual processing but the visual processing mechanism is more sensitive to the reading background of participants.
DegreeBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences
SubjectDyslexia
Dept/ProgramSpeech and Hearing Sciences
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192904

 

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dc.contributor.authorTam, Kit-sumen_US
dc.contributor.author譚絜心en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-28T06:05:33Z-
dc.date.available2013-11-28T06:05:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationTam, K. [譚絜心]. (2011). Rapid processing of multi-element arrays : is visual-attentional deficit present in Chinese developmental dyslexia?. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192904-
dc.description.abstractThe current study consisted of two experiments involving adult and child Chinese readers respectively. The aim of the study was to investigate the serial position effects of normal readers in processing multi-element array and to see if visual attentional deficit theory could explain developmental dyslexia. Participants were tested on their ability in processing multi-element array using a two-alternative forced-choice task. Letters, digits, symbols, Chinese characters and logographeme were used as stimuli. Skilled Chinese readers gave an inverted V-shaped serial position function for all stimuli. It was contradict with what previously found in alphabetic readers and reflected a difference in visual processing mechanism for different language users. Also, performance of lexical/verbal materials were significantly better than that of non-lexical/non-verbal materials for all participants. This suggested that the sound/meaning of the stimuli would help in visual processing but the visual processing mechanism is more sensitive to the reading background of participants.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)en_US
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong Licenseen_US
dc.subject.lcshDyslexiaen_US
dc.titleRapid processing of multi-element arrays : is visual-attentional deficit present in Chinese developmental dyslexia?en_US
dc.typeUG_Thesisen_US
dc.identifier.hkulb5093468en_US
dc.description.thesisnameBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciencesen_US
dc.description.thesislevelBacheloren_US
dc.description.thesisdisciplineSpeech and Hearing Sciencesen_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_US
dc.date.hkucongregation2011en_US

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