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Visual Factors in Reading

Visual Factors in Reading

Piers Cornelissen (Editor), Chris Singleton (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-16091-9

May 2007, Wiley-Blackwell

188 pages

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Description

This collection of essays examines how our visual and language systems interact in relationship to reading.

  • Addresses four important questions concerning the role of vision in reading
  • Presents recent findings from neuroimaging literature along with important recent work concerning how letters and letter strings are processed
  • Investigates what constraints the visual system and eye movement control set on visual word recognition
  • Discusses the role of the left and right visual field, together with the right and left hemispheres in visual word recognition
  • Evaluates what information the brain computes when we read a word questions the contribution of the visual system on reading disability
Editorial.

Piers Cornelissen.

1. Visual constraints in written word recognition: evidence from the optimal viewing-position effect.

Marc Brysbaert and Tatjana Nazir.

2. Pre-schoolers, print and storybooks: an observational study using eye movement analysis.

Laura M. Justice, Lori Skibbe, Andrea Canning and Chris Lankford.

3.Hemispheric division of labour in reading.

Richard C. Shillcock and Scott A. McDonald.

4. Dissociations between serial position and number of letters effects in lateralised visual word recognition.

Michal Lavidor and Peter J. Bailey.

5. Letter-position encoding and dyslexia.

Carol Whitney and Piers Cornelissen.

6. The word shape hypothesis re-examined: evidence for an external feature advantage in visual word recognition.

John R. Beech and Kate A. Mayall.

7. Integration of the visual and auditory networks in dyslexia: a theoretical perspective.

Kristen Pammer and Trichur R. Vidyasagar.

8. The effect of print size on reading speed in dyslexia.

Beth A. O'Brien, J. Stephen Mansfield and Gordon E. Legge.

9. The relationship between dyslexia and Meares-Irlen Syndrome.

Isla Kriss and Bruce J.W. Evans.

10. Visual stress in adults with and without dyslexia.

Chris Singleton and Susannah Trotter.

Notes on Contributors.

Index


  • Addresses four important questions concerning the role of vision in reading
  • Presents recent findings from neuroimaging literature along with important recent
    work concerning how letters and letter strings are processed
  • Investigates what constraints the visual system and eye movement control set on visual word recognition
  • Discusses the role of the left and right visual field, together with the right and left hemispheres in visual word recognition
  • Evaluates what information the brain computes when we read a word questions the contribution of the visual system on reading disability